Sarri reveals why Pedro started ahead of Hudson-Odoi in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Newcastle

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has disclosed why forward, Pedro started ahead of youngster, Callum Hudson-Odoi in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League encounter played on Saturday.

Goals from Pedro and Willian gave the Blues all three points against the visitors at Stamford Bridge.

However, a goal from Ciaran Clark was not enough to hand Newcastle a point against Sarri’s side.

Sarri said his decision to start Pedro ahead of Hudson-Odoi was just a tactical one.

When asked why he preferred Pedro to Hudson-Odoi for the game, Sarri was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Pedro is very important for us, for characteristics.

“He goes into the spaces and so I think that in this moment that Pedro is very important for us.

“We have to solve one problem so we have to try with Pedro.”

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