Pedro cheers up John Terry, calling his Chelsea team-mate a 'great captain'

Terry was sent off on Pedro's debut this weekend

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New Chelsea signing Pedro has given John Terry his backing after yet another difficult weekend, calling his Blues team-mate a "great captain".

The Spain international moved from Barcelona for £21.1m last week, and enjoyed a dream debut for Chelsea yesterday, with a goal and an assist in the Blues' 3-2 win at West Brom.

While it was a dream for Pedro, it was another chapter in Terry's nightmare season, as he was sent off after picking up a second yellow card. The previous week, the 34-year-old defender was substituted at half-time in Chelsea's 3-0 defeat by Manchester City.

Speaking at his press conference today, Pedro said:

"I had a great welcome at Chelsea. I felt comfortable from the start. John [Terry] is a great captain."


Pedro, 28, also admitted that Manchester City and Manchester United were interested in him, but Chelsea acted "quickest". The Blues met his release clause.

John Terry leaves the field after dismissal against West Brom

"Several English clubs were interested. United, City... But in the end Chelsea acted the quickest and wrapped up the deal."