Chelsea attacker in race against time to be fit for PSG showdown
By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes
Pedro is a doubt for Chelsea’s Champions League showdown against Paris Saint-Germain after suffering a hamstring injury on Saturday.
The Spaniard lasted just seven minutes of the Blues’ 2-1 win at Southampton before pulling up and was immediately replaced by Oscar.
The victory at St Mary’s Stadium lifts Guus Hiddink’s team to 11th in the Premier League table after they came from a goal down, courtesy of late strikes from Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic.
But the loss of Pedro to an injury that usually requires a minimum of three weeks on the sidelines is a blow to the revitalised Premier League champions.
The Spaniard, who has been on the fringes of the team for the majority of a disappointing debut campaign at Chelsea, started his fourth consecutive match on Saturday.
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Hiddink’s side have two Premier League clashes – at Norwich on Tuesday and at home against Stoke next Saturday – before they host PSG in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.
They are looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg in Paris last week.