Ahead of the difficult away game at WBA Chelsea boss José Mourinho spoke about Blues next rivals to Chelsea TV.
The Portuguese manager considers West Brom a very good organised opponent and got a lot of respect for their manager, Tony Pulis:
“They are well organised and they know how to defend They are very physical, with normally no mistakes in relation to concentration. I believe they work very well during the week.
“They have players with attacking quality who can go outside of the normal tendency of the game. When they are very defensive and everybody thinks they are playing for a draw, they always have somebody who can bring something and score a goal. They are always very strong in set-pieces, defensively and attacking.
“I have just played against Tony in the last two years, but even when I was not in the country I know the way his teams played and what is important to him – the kind of players he signs.
“I see him as a top professional with clear ideas that always reach the objectives the club established. I think I understand clearly what he wants and what he wants gives him the results he expects“.