Chelsea ran off as 3-2 winners over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns Sunday as Pedro opened his Chelsea debut with a goal and an assist.
The 28-year-old, who was recently signed from Barcelona, opened his account for the champions with a deflected 20th-minute strike, but only after the returning Thibaut Courtois had saved James Morrison’s penalty six minutes earlier.
Jose Mourinho’s men made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark when Pedro set up Diego Costa for his first goal of the campaign, before Morrison redeemed himself by pulling one back.
Cesar Azpilicueta’s maiden Premier League goal then re-established Chelsea’s command of the match as they went in 3-1 to the good at half-time.
However, Chelsea captain John Terry, who was taken off at half-time of last week’s humilating 3-0 loss at Manchester City – saw red early in the second period for hauling down Salomon Rondon.
West Brom, without Saido Berahino amid talk of an impending move to Tottenham, took advantage soon after through a superb Morrison header, but could not complete the comeback as 10-man Chelsea were resilient.