World Cup winner could be a key player for Conte's Chelsea revolution

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Chelsea will be looking to bounce back in the Premier League under new boss Antonio Conte next season and this man could be one of the catalysts.

When Pedro Rodriguez joined Chelsea from Barcelona last summer for £19 million then Blues boss Jose Mourinho hailed their new signing as  'one of the best attackers in the world'.

In reality Pedro struggled to be one of the best attackers in the bottom half of the Premier League such was the Stamford Bridge side's terrible first half of the season.

Some foreign players take time to settle into their surroundings, or perhaps Pedro just did not suit Mourinho's style.

Under Hiddink's wing

But one thing is for sure interim manager Guss Hiddink has certainly been getting the best out of him and will hand over a completely different player to incoming boss Conte this summer.

That's according to stats from football analysis website Oulala.com which has looked at Pedro's performances now he has made the same number of league appearances this season for Hiddink as he did for Mourinho (12).

It all started so promisingly for the World Cup winner after a debut goal in a 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

In the end, though, he was just one of a number of Chelsea players that failed to live up to expectations.

Drastic improvement

In his 12 games under Mourinho, Pedro scored just that debut goal from a total of 31 shots making for an terrible conversion rate of just 3 per cent.

With just three league wins in their opening 16 games Mourinho was axed.

Under Hiddink, Pedro's conversion rate has gone up by an astonishing 30 per cent. The Spaniard is also proving to be far more efficient with his strikes, scoring five goals from a total of 15 shots.

Naturally Pedro's minutes per goal ratio has decreased dramatically from 922 to 153. The 28-year-old's shot accuracy has also seen a sharp turnaround for the better from 25 per cent to 70 per cent.

While Blues fans will feel Pedro still has a a lot to prove, his upturn in performances will certainly give Italian Conte food for thought when deciding how to shape his new-look side as they bid to return to Europe's top table next season.

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