Football: Pedro stars as 10-man Chelsea manage to beat West Brom

Chelsea's Pedro celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns Stadium on Aug 23, 2015.
Chelsea's Pedro celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns Stadium on Aug 23, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

LONDON - Pedro Rodriguez produced a goal and an assist on his English Premier League debut as Chelsea survived the dismissal of captain John Terry to prevail 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

A £21.2 million (S$46.6 million) signing from Barcelona earlier this week, reportedly snatched from beneath Manchester United's noses, Pedro scored and set up Diego Costa as Jose Mourinho's side went 2-0 up.

Having earlier missed a penalty, James Morrison scored twice in response for West Brom, but despite Terry's red card for a last-man foul, Cesar Azpilicueta's first league goal proved enough to give Chelsea a first victory of the Premier League season.

It was Chelsea's first win at West Brom in five attempts and saw the defending champions belatedly find their gear after a 2-2 draw with Swansea City and last weekend's chastening 3-0 loss at Manchester City.