Pedro has tweeted from hospital after clash with David Ospina in Arsenal friendly

Chelsea looked mightily impressive in their 3-0 win over Arsenal in China on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Willian and Michy Batshuayi’s brace handed Antonio Conte’s side the win as they got some much-needed revenge for that defeat in the FA Cup final in May.

It was just a friendly, of course, and Arenal were without several key players. But Conte still has to introduce Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata, while Eden Hazard also missed the game.

Manchester United and Manchester City have both strengthened in the summer, but Chelsea have to be the favourites heading into the new campaign.

The game against Arsenal was marred, by Chelsea’s perspective, by an incident in the first half involving Pedro and Gunners’ goalkeeper David Ospina.

The Colombian came out to clear a long pass and in doing so, clattered into the Chelsea winger.

The contact looked severe enough but the fact that Pedro landed on his head made it even worse.

Watch: Pedro gets clattered by Ospina

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Pedro has tweeted

The Spaniard was taken to hospital with suspected concussion, later confirmed by Conte, but fortunately, has tweeted to ensure fans that he is fine.

“What a shock! Fortunately everything is ok. Thnks 4 your messages 👍,” Pedro wrote.

Chelsea’s official Twitter responded with a touching message.

“Rest well, Pedro. See you in Singapore 👍,” they wrote.

This was the second time Chelsea and Arsenal have met in two months following their meeting at Wembley Stadium.

And the trilogy will be complete when they go head-to-head for the Community Shield on August 6.

Conte: ‘We have to work a lot to improve’

Despite the comfortable win in Asia, Conte believes his side have plenty of work to do before that contest.

“It is good to have this start but we have to work a lot to improve on the physical and tactical. Pre-season is very important,” he said, per Goal.

“These games are important because you understand your level. We must be happy for the commitment of players and with our football.

“To play this kind of derby in China is great and fantastic and I want to thank all the Chinese people for this welcome. To play in this atmosphere is great for me and the players. I hope in the future to come again to experience this.”

Bayern and Inter next up

Chelsea now travel to Singapore for two matches that will give Conte a clearer image of where his squad stands heading into the season.

The Blues take on German champions Bayern Munich on July 25, four days before facing Inter Milan.

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