Pedro: Chelsea confidence is high


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Spain international Pedro insists Chelsea are feeling good after Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Watford and the aim is to keep that momentum going in Wednesday’s League Cup fourth round clash against Everton.

Chelsea went into the clash at Stamford Bridge on the back of a 3-3 Champions League draw against Roma and the hosts went ahead in the 12th minute when Pedro curled in a wonderful effort.

Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure and forward Roberto Pereyra scored either side of half-time to put Watford into the lead and the visitors could have been further ahead if summer arrival Richarlison had converted two gilt-edge opportunities.

The Hornets were made to rue these missed chances when substitute Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to grab an equaliser with a brilliant header at the near-post.

Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta then put the Blues ahead with a close-range header before Batshuayi chipped an effort over the keeper after some suicidal defending from Watford to put some gloss on the result.

Victory has helped to ease the pressure on manager Antonio Conte and Pedro is now hoping the team can kick and put together a strong run of results.

“The team is feeling good, we are confident and we want to continue in this way, taking it game by game, but we know it is very difficult,” he said.

“Now we will relax for one day and then continue to work hard and try to win games.”

Chelsea return to action on Wednesday when they play host to Everton in the League Cup fourth round and the home side are 1.44 favourites to get the win, a draw is priced at 4.50 whilst the Toffees are 7.50 outsiders.

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