Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea missed the movement of Pedro in the side’s goalless draw with West Ham.
The Blues dropped their first points of the Premier League campaign away to their city rivals at London Stadium despite enjoying 71 per cent of the possession.
Eden Hazard, Willian and Olivier Giroud all failed to find the net and second-half substitute Alvaro Morata came close but was denied by the impressive Lukasz Fabianski from close range.
Chelsea were without Pedro after the Spaniard suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday’s victory over PAOK Salonika and Sarri hopes he makes a speedy recovery.
‘Pedro for us is very important, because he is the best player we have with movement without the ball.
‘We are trying to have him back for the end of the week, but I don’t know at the moment.’
Antonio Rudiger was forced off with an injury in the 69th minute versus the Hammers but Sarri is confident that the problem is not serious.
‘I want to speak with the doctor,’ the Italian said.