Antonio Conte’s decision to switch to a three-man central defence is set to have knock-on effects for a host of Chelsea players this season.

While it may offer an extra centre-half and wing-backs the chance to play, it will stifle the opportunities of others.

With the wing-backs set to offer the only width in the Chelsea side going forward, there is no longer a need for out-and-out wingers.

This will see the likes of Willian and Eden Hazard play more centrally, but for one man, it is another nail in his Stamford Bridge coffin.

Pedro made the brave decision to leave boyhood club Barcelona last year, departing after running out of patience at playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

However, the last 18 months have not quite gone to play for the flying Spain international, who has only started two Premier League games this season under Conte.

With his role as a winger set to become even more marginalised, it appears that Pedro’s future is away from the West London club.

Although he was forced to spend a lot of time on the sidelines at Barcelona, the 29-year-old attacker may well now regret his decision to leave Camp Nou.


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