‘He is an infectious player’: Frank Lampard claims Pedro can be crucial for Chelsea late on in the season after helping down Liverpool in the FA Cup
- Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool: Willian and Ross Barkley seal quarter final spot for Blues
- Frank Lampard hailed Pedro following the final whistle on Tuesday night
- The Chelsea manager claims Pedro can be very crucial until the end of the term
- Chelsea sit fourth in the league, just three points above Man United and Wolves
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has labelled Pedro as an ‘infectious player’ following his fine display against Liverpool in the FA Cup on Tuesday night.
Chelsea booked their place in the FA Cup quarter finals after seeing off Premier League champions-elect Liverpool 2-0, thanks to goals from Willian and Ross Barkley.
Pedro has found it extremely tough this season at Stamford Bridge – making just 12 starts in all competitions – but he gave his manager plenty of food for thought on Tuesday after his impressive display.
Pedro has given Frank Lampard food for thought after impressing against Liverpool
And Lampard believes the Spaniard, who has won it all at club level with both Barcelona and Chelsea, can play a very crucial role during the business end of the season as the club eye a Champions League spot.
‘I agree he was outstanding in work ethic and players look up to him for what he has done. Always a goal threat,’ the Chelsea boss said of Pedro, who made his 200th appearance for the club on Tuesday.
‘Parts of the season have been difficult. He was in the team at the start, got injured and then got out of the team, but what he has shown, particularly in recent weeks, is a real desire in training, to look sharp, to be giving advice and giving the place a lift with his body language.
‘He can be one of our most important players until the end of the season. He is an infectious player.’
Frank Lampard believes Pedro can play a crucial role for Chelsea until the end of the season
Pedro will now be eyeing a start when Chelsea host Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues are entering a defining moment in the season as they hunt down a place in next season’s Champions League as well as FA Cup glory.
Chelsea, who have been very inconsistent in recent times, currently sit fourth just three points ahead of Manchester United and Wolves with 10 matches remaining.
Goals from Ross Barkley and Willian saw Chelsea down Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday in the FA Cup
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