Pedro: 'Everton goal my best for Chelsea'

Vaishali Bhardwaj
Pedro: My goal against Everton was probably my best in a Chelsea shirt

Pedro believes his stunning strike in Chelsea's 3-0 win against Everton on Sunday was "probably" his best since signing for the club.

The Spaniard opened the scoring at Goodison Park in superb fashion when, after 65 minutes of no goals, he picked up the ball just outside the area, swivelled and ran past Phil Jagielka before unleashing a thunderous effort that hurtled into the top left-hand corner of the net.

The strike proved important as it not only helped Chelsea break the deadlock but handed the visitors the impetus they needed to go on and score a further two goals to secure a 3-0 win, which maintains the Blues' four-point lead over Tottenham.

Speaking after the game, Pedro admitted he was pleased to have netted such a fine goal and at such a crucial moment and said he believes it could be his best yet in a Chelsea shirt.

"I'm happy to have scored a goal and for the three points. The three points were very important for the team to continue to be at the top of the league," Pedro, who now has eight Premier League goals this season, told Chelsea TV.

When asked whether his goal came at the perfect time, Pedro replied: "Yeah, it was good to score again and help the team and, for me, it was an amazing goal.

"Probably it's the best [in a Chelsea shirt] because it was nice - on my left foot."

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was also full of praise for Pedro after the victory in Liverpool, hailing the winger's consistent form for the leaders this season.

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He said: "Pedro is showing he is a great player, but don’t forget he played with Barcelona and won a lot with them.

"He’s a great player, he’s having a fantastic season, and he must continue in this way to finish the season winning, otherwise for him also it’s a good season, not a fantastic season."