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Chelsea winger Pedro bagged a double against Bournemouth

That’s the verdict of BBC pundit Kevin Kilbane.

Costa was suspended for the 3-0 Boxing Day win over the Cherries.

But he was barely missed as Antonio Conte’s men cruised to a 12th Premier League win on the spin.

“Pedro has been excellent and himself scored a great goal ”

Kevin Kilbane on Chelsea’s star winger

Eden Hazard lead the line with Willian and Pedro in supporting roles.

And Kilane felt ex-Barcelona man Pedro made the difference.

“We were asking about penetration – where is it going to come from without Costa?” he said on Final Score.

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Chelsea winger Pedro starred against Bournemouth

“Well, it’s come from Pedro.

“He’s been excellent and himself scored a great goal and has been prepared to run beyond Hazard.

“It’s not Hazard’s natural game to do that but as a front three Chelsea have been fantastic.”

Pedro picked up a yellow card in Chelsea‘s win, and he’ll now miss the New Year’s Eve clash with Stoke at Stamford Bridge.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/573202/Chelsea-news-Pedro-Bournemouth