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Hiddink expects Pedro to miss multiple crucial games after picking up injury against Southampton

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Taking the shine off slightly from Chelsea's wonderful comeback win on Saturday against Southampton is the injury picked up by in-form winger Pedro, who had finally started playing up to his advertised capabilities.  It's a rather unfortunate turn of events, especially, if as a couple reports would seem to indicate, his hamstring was already a concern before kick-off.

In any case, Pedro's now out for at least a week, possibly two.  As we're seeing with John Terry's "minor" hamstring injury, there's no such thing as a minor hamstring injury and these things can drag on and on and on.

"Pedro has got a problem with his hamstrings. We have a tight schedule now, Norwich on Tuesday then we have Stoke and then PSG and then the Everton game. (He is) very short on the Everton game, I think he might be fit at that time but I don't know if he's fit for the Everton game."

-Guus Hiddink; source: Mail

Hiddink bemoaned the silly scheduling of that FA Cup round, just as we did, while essentially ruling out Pedro from at least one of those games due to the short recovery windows.  The former Barcelona man was one of our best players against PSG in the first leg and while Oscar deputized capably enough on Saturday, the hard-working veteran will be a big miss if he's unable to go in the second leg or, indeed, away to Everton in the Cup quarterfinal.

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