Chelsea manager José Mourinho also spoke in press conference after WBA 3-0 defeat.
His analysis of the game:
“This is a consequence of being champions so early.
“The ideal scenario is to be champions and to not play again – go home, have holidays and not play again.
“When you have three more matches to play, what has happened to Bayern Munich can happen – lose three in three – and what is happening to us can happen, one point in two matches.
“I don’t blame the players. When you play since August in the top of your motivation, concentration, commitment, feeling every three days the pressure to win and get the result, and then you are champions, you breathe and everything changes. It’s difficult to play at that level.
“Let’s blame the players a little bit, let’s blame myself, and let’s blame the top contenders for the title because they were not good enough to fight with us until the end. If today we needed this game to be champions, I am not saying we would win, but I am saying we would compete at a higher level to win.
On Cesc Fabregas’ red card he said:
“I have never seen a sending off like it. I would like to see it again. What is this for a sending off? Where is the danger of the situation? Where is the aggression?
“To get a red card in almost a friendly game, I really don’t understand it. I think Fletcher was aggressive, yes, he pushed in the chest, yes, because he is experienced and he knows what he can do for a yellow card. It was much more aggressive than what Fabregas did.
“For me a top referee in control of the game goes there, says two or three words, pulls the ears, and it’s done. It’s a bizarre red card. A three-game ban for this? Of course it’s harsh.”
Mourinho also praised tonight’s winners, West Brom:
“Congratulations to West Brom for their season. I’m happy to be back here next year. Congratulations for the three points and let’s go home.”