Pedro: "We Have Always Been With Sarri"

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Credit: Sky Sports

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Maurizio Sarri has been under a lot of pressure as of late, with the Italian sitting on the hot seat following Chelsea's subpar performances.

Moreover, the incident involving Sarri and Chelsea's goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga raised a lot of questions regarding Sarri's ability to control his group and the - lack of - respect they may have for him.

Kepa refused to go out of the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City despite being clearly hurt, something that caused his boss to lose his mind and throw a major tantrum in the sidelines.

Eventually, Chelsea lost the game on a penalty shootout and Sarri decided to send Kepa to the bench and start Willy Caballero in Chelsea's win against Tottenham.

Naturally, that's creating a lot of speculation regarding Kepa's future for the Blues, at least while Sarri's still in charge. That's why Pedro, one of Chelsea's veteran leaders, came out to clear the air about the situation.

"We have always been with Sarri. We have always talked about all the problems we have had. He had to make a decision. He has done that and we simply respect him because we always respect all the managers. We have all talked to each other in the dressing room. We've also talked to Willy and we've talked to the coach. The truth is that we have solved all the problems and I think it has been a small incident rather than a serious problem. It always serves to learn. We are with Kepa, with Willy and with the manager. This is the path that we have to follow. Now we need to get ready very well for the match against Fulham because it is another final," Pedro told ESPN.

Chelsea has just been served with a two-year transfer ban so they desperately need to make it to the Premier League's top-four to try and convince their stars to stay put at Stamford Bridge.

Right now, they're sitting at the 6th spot of the table, trailing Manchester United by a couple points.