Pedro: Premier League tougher than La Liga

Chelsea winger Pedro has admitted that winning in the Premier League is a lot harder in comparison to La Liga. 

The Blues, who currently sit at the top of the standings, have won a club-record 11 games in a row and should they claim four more victories, they will surpass Arsenal’s Premier League record of 14 consecutive victories. 

During his time with Barcelona, Pedro enjoyed a lot of success as the Catalans won five La Liga titles. Despite this, he reiterated that winning matches in Spain were a lot easier. 

"It's not new for me, but it's difficult in this league. It's different here," he told the Daily Telegraph. "At Barcelona, it's normal to win most of the games and sometimes it's too easy.

"But the Premier League is very competitive and strong, and for this reason, 11 wins is a significant achievement.

"The record is 14, no? Only three wins more, but that will be difficult. Bournemouth are a good team. It's a very good objective to get this record.

"It's very different in Spain. Barca have many opportunities all the time to win matches, which in England is very difficult because the challenges are greater."

Last season, Pedro struggled to adjust to life at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea finished in 10th place, but fast forward to today and the 29-year-old is a lot more comfortable under the tutelage of manager Antonio Conte. 

"Second is a disaster at Barcelona, so last season was a new situation for me," he said. "It was a difficult situation for everyone, for the club, the team and the coach. There were a lot of problems, but this season is different.

"I would love to win the Premier League because it's the strongest league in the world and I think that would be something really good for my career.''

In the 18 games he has played in all competitions this season, Pedro has scored on three occasions and notched up five assists.