The reigning champions of England recorded their first win of the new season at the Hawthorns as first-half goals from Pedro, Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta were enough for all three points.
The victory would have tasted even sweeter for the Blues as they had to play for the majority of the second half with 10-men after captain John Terry was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Baggies striker Salomon Rondon.
Mourinho refused to be drawn on the incident involving the 34-year-old, but hailed the importance of the victory after such a poor start to the defence of their league title:
“I know many people are disappointed with this result – people love Chelsea to lose again,” the Blues boss said after the game [via Star Sport].
“I’m so happy the players got what they deserve. Five points in three matches is not enough.”
“The feeling is we are fighting against a lot. But today we won,” Mourinho added.
The West London outfit are back in action next Saturday as they welcome London rivals Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge as they go in search of their first home win of the new campaign.
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