Eden Hazard grabbed a brace as Chelsea moved back into the Premier League’s top-four with a 3-0 home win against bottom club West Brom.
Antonio Conte was looking for his Chelsea side to ease the pressure on him after two successive defeats against Bournemouth and Watford respectively, in which the Blues had conceded seven goals and scored just once.
The visitors arrived at Stamford Bridge desperate for points in the scrap for relegation after results went against them in the weekend’s games left them well adrift of safety.
However, it was the Blues who came out on top with Hazard opening the scoring in the first half, before adding a second after the interval with a Victor Moses strike sandwiched in between.
The welcome win for the hosts is enough to move them back into the top-four, two points ahead of London rivals Tottenham.
Meanwhile, West Brom stay at the foot of the table - seven points off safety - and are facing a real battle to ensure they remain a Premier League side at the end of the season.
It was a nightmare start for Alan Pardew’s Albion when loan striker Daniel Sturridge was forced off after just four minutes having picked up an early knock.
The visitors missed the first opening of the game on 10 minutes when Moses’ attempted back-pass was short and it handed a chance to substitute Jay Rodriguez who took the shot early and fired wide when he had more time to pick his spot.
Chelsea gradually came into the contest and Davide Zappacosta tested Ben Foster on 18 minutes with an effort from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross which the England international did well to turn behind.
Olivier Giroud was presented with a chance two minutes later but his effort from Hazard’s pass was too tame to trouble Foster.
But, the Blues did take the lead on 25 minutes when Hazard exchanged passes with Giroud just inside the area before drilling a right-foot effort into the bottom corner.
Chelsea finished the half strongly but failed to add to the scoreline and they were nearly made to pay 12 minutes into the second half.
Salomon Rondon got onto the end of long ball upfield and, after outmuscling Andreas Christensen, saw his low effort from the right of the area tipped just wide by Thibaut Courtois.
From the resulting Matt Phillips corner Jonny Evans got up highest in the middle but saw his header drop just over the crossbar.
Those misses came back to haunt West Brom when Moses doubled the Blues lead on 63 minutes as he got on the end of Cesc Fabregas’ deflected pass inside the area and slipped his effort under the onrushing Foster.
The goal settled Chelsea and it was no surprise when they went 3-0 ahead on 71 minutes when Hazard was allowed to cut inside past Evans before firing a left-foot shot into the bottom corner at the near post from the edge of the area.
Alvaro Morata looked to get in on the party 12 minutes from time with a curling strike from outside the box which Foster dived to push away from danger.