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Chelsea star Pedro: I now understand the Premier League...

Pedro has explained that his stunning form this season has been down to a better understanding of the Premier League.

Pedro endured a very difficult debut campaign with Chelsea last season, having arrived to much fanfare from Barcelona, but the 29-year-old has been in simply scintillating form this term, scoring an impressive six goals as well as providing six assists so far in the Premier League.

The ex-Barça star spoke to the Chelsea FC magazine about his dramatic turnaround in fortunes this year and has explained that the improved performances have been down to a better understanding of the 'physical' English game.

"I understand the Premier League more now," the Spaniard said.

"It's very different compared to Spain but now I'm in my second year here and I understand the football. It's quicker, more intense and more competitive.

"Spain is different. It's more tactical, it's more about passing the ball and developing something. Here it's quicker when you attack, and everything is different. You have to change mentally and it's difficult to adapt at first, but I have changed, I have done that now.

"Then, when you go back to play for the national team, you really feel this difference, you can see an improvement from the physical side. Spanish football is more about technique, about the touch of the ball and the way you play, but here in England you can add pace and power to your game."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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