Jose Mourinho: People love to see Chelsea losing

West Brom 2-3 Chelsea: Jose Mourinho praises Pedro's debut

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said his team's first Premier League win of the season would disappoint those who "love" to see the champions lose.

The Blues had skipper John Terry sent off in a 3-2 win at West Brom.

But Pedro scored on his Chelsea debut after a £21m move from Barcelona.

"I prefer to have no views and try to keep quiet," Mourinho said of Terry's red card. "Many people are disappointed with this result. They love Chelsea to lose a game."

The victory ended Chelsea's poor start to the season where they failed to win either of their first two Premier League games for the first time in 17 years.

But after a stuttering draw against Swansea, where goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was dismissed, and a 3-0 demolition by Manchester City last Sunday, they held on for an edgy victory following Terry's 54th-minute red card after he brought down West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.

Mourinho rules out Terry appeal

John Terry
John Terry was sent off for the first time in the Premier League since 2010

Mourinho refused to blame Terry, 34, for the sending off, and said the club were unlikely to appeal against referee Mark Clattenburg's decision.

"I think we should but normally it's a waste of time," he said. "No [I don't blame Terry], it's a ball into the space behind the full-back, the full-back is pressing high, the striker makes the movement and then Mr Clattenburg decides it's a red card."

On his side's first win, the Portuguese added: "I am so happy that the players got what they deserved.

"[But] if we are happy with the start to the season, we are ready to go home.

"The performance was not dramatic, and not bad but obviously four points in three matches is not enough. There is a feeling we are fighting against a lot but today we won."

Pedro scored and set up a goal following a £21m move from Barcelona

'Pedro has fitted straight in'

Chelsea held a 3-1 half-time lead after Pedro scored the opener and set up a second for Diego Costa but they were fortunate not to go behind early on when Courtois saved James Morrison's 14th-minute penalty with the score still goalless.

"Pedro played well. We know he is a good player, more than good," added Mourinho, who is hoping to win consecutive Premier League titles for a second time with Chelsea.

"There are lots of top players who come to the Premier League and it takes time to adapt but it looks like he has been with us for a long time because straight away he was in the game and he was important.

"A hard worker? This is Pedro. I played in the same league (in Spain) as him for three years so I know him well.

"This is why for so many years he wins cups and plays for one of the top teams in the world. Everyone who has shared a dressing room with him speaks well of him."

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