Antonio Conte is hoping one of his key players, Pedro has better luck in the future when it comes to injuries, after he picked up a third injury against Arsenal.
Pedro was substituted in the second half of Sunday’s goalless draw against Arsenal, picking up his third injury against the club in as many games.
The Spanish forward suffered a concision and facial fractures in a pre-season friendly against Arsenal, before sustaining an ankle injury against the Gunners in the community shield.
“This season he’s not lucky, Pedro,” Conte told the media before the game against the Championship side.
“He started with a bad injury in the Arsenal friendly game, where he broke a bone in his face. Then he received a knock on his ankle. Now on his leg…I hope for him, but above all for our team, that he’s luckier in the future.
“For sure now, Pedro is trying to recover from the last injury. It’s important for him also to work. Don’t forget, when you’re injured you can’t work.
“Sometimes you can lose your best physical condition and you need more time for this. It’s not a serious injury, but he needs time to recover.”