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Pedro very happy with Chelsea's FA Cup progress

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The initial excitement following Chelsea gazumping Manchester United to Pedro's signature in the summer quickly died down as the former Barcelona man's impact dissipated among the continuing terrible results of the early season.  In fairness, probably not the easiest of circumstances in which to acclimate to a new league and mostly new teammates with the whole world collapsing around you, and the club's greatest ever manager getting the boot once again.  Probably.

But results are improving, Chelsea's general play is improving, and Pedro himself has decided to influence proceedings beyond just turning the ball over in midfield.

"The team is playing well, moving the ball quickly with a lot of targets and it is important for us, for the confidence with very difficult games in [the next] three weeks. I am very happy to be in the next round and very satisfied with the team work. This victory is very important for us."

Pedro's (and Chelsea's) poor play had led to rumors of the player wanting out already, but it doesn't sound like that's a valid consideration at the moment.

"For me it was important to hear [the good reception from the crowd] and thank you to the supporters for this. The support for me is important for the confidence and for the feeling in the team which is very good. I am comfortable in the team, with my team-mates in the dressing room and for me on the pitch it is good."

-Pedro; source: Chelsea FC

Clearly, 5-1 wins are a good way to build confidence and momentum.  Let's keep that going.