The Spanish International Pedro has established himself as a key player under the tutelage of Antonio Conte despite being signed under Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
Pedro’s delighted pass was all Eden Hazard needed to break the deadlock in Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final.
The forward has scored four goals and has made two assists in 18 games for Chelsea in all competitions so far this season.
Henry was Pedro teammate in Barcelona for three seasons before the Skysports pundit signed for Major League Soccer side Red Bulls.Chelsea signed Pedro in a £21m deal from Barcelona in 2015 to strengthen their attacking options at the west London club.
Arsenal all-time goalscorer Henry explained why he is such a big fan of the Chelsea winger.
“When you look at Pedro, I played with him and he actually put me on the bench at Barcelona, he’s a very good player,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“I always say that people don’t realise how good he is with his left foot and with his right foot. I actually don’t know which one he uses the best at times. He’s a great guy, a great professional and a workaholic.”
Pedro was part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League title under the first season of Antonio Conte, with two games to go last season, he was on terrific form for the blues last season, scoring13 goals and assisting 11 in 43 appearances in all competitions.
Chelsea are in third place in the Premier League table 15 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, three points behind second-place United, and three-point ahead of 4th place Liverpool.
The defending champions will take on Spanish side Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 next month on February 20.