While this summer has seen some upheaval at Stamford Bridge, with coach Antonio Conte making way for former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, it’s not quite been the wholesale clearout some fans expected.
So far, the Blues’ only notable signing has been that of Jorginho, while the futures of several stars of the club, including Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois, are still the subject of speculation.
One of the good bits of news to come out of the club in recent days is that Pedro has decided to extend his contract by a further year and will now remain at Stamford Bridge until at least the summer of 2020.
Since arriving at Chelsea in 2015, the 31-year-old has made 131 appearances for the club, helping his side clinch the Premier League in 2017 as well as the FA Cup last term. The Spaniard appears to be highly regarded by his new manager – while he was criticised for miss passes last season, he is a hard worker and a leader within the team.
He has also looked impressive for the club this pre-season and is likely to be an important part of the team under Sarri for at least the first couple of games of the season.
Upon signing the deal, Pedro told Chelsea’s official website: “It’s important for me to continue with Chelsea, I am comfortable here and want to win new titles and trophies. I want to help the team, score goals, and I repeat, I am really happy.”