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.
Chelsea 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.”
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.”