Jose Mourinho praised Chelsea for a "fantastic" first-half performance as they beat West Brom 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
The hosts kept the pressure on their visitors from the start, with goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard putting them in complete control before the break.
The game was effectively ended as a contest when West Brom defender Claudio Yacob was sent off before the half-hour mark for a two-footed challenge on Costa,...
LONDON -- Three points from Chelsea's comprehensive 2-0 victory over the West Brom.
1. The best of the Blues
So this is what full-strength Chelsea look like: utterly frightening. They beat 10-man West Brom 2-0, but those relatively sparse facts don't even begin to reveal their brilliance in this game, and just how awesome the league leaders can look.
Diego Costa again scored after finally getting an extended rest; Cesc Fabregas again set up a goal; and the entire team looked scintillating...