Disappointing forward Brown Ideye has departed West Brom a year after he arrived having provided very little in-between.
West Brom have signed goalkeeper Anders Lindegaards on a two-year-old.
Salomon Rondon scored and Stoke City had two men sent off as Tony Pulis led his Baggies to victory at his old Stoke City stomping grounds.
Chris Brunt injured his hamstring against Port Vale in the League Cup in mid-week and had to be substituted. He remains a significant doubt for Saturday's match against Stoke City.
West Brom, for the second time in a week, have issued an official statement indicating that it is their intention to keep Saido Berahino despite strong interest from Tottenham.
James Morrison scored twice for West Bromwich Albion but the Baggies fell short in their comeback attempt in a 2-3 loss to Chelsea.
West Brom have indicated via Twitter that they have rejected a bid for Saido Berahino from Tottenham.
The West Brom attack still needs a lot of work but at least the back line reverted to form with a clean sheet in their second match of the season.
With the recent transfer of Roberto Soldado to Villareal, Tottenham are gearing up for a much needed addition to their strike force.
Gareth McAuley will be available for Week 2 after missing the Baggies' Week 1 loss at the hands of Manchester City.
It's hardly definitive but Tony Pulis will probably try to get at least some look at record signing Salomon Rondon against Watford this week.
Loanee Serge Gnabry has settled in with the Baggies and will be available and pushing to make his debut against Watford at Vicarage Road this weekend.
Craig Dawson was once again at the center of an early play that gave Manchester City a lead on the way to an easy victory.
Tony Pulis continued to put together a bruising front line with the acquisition of Salomon Rondon from Zenit on Monday.
Joleon Lescott may miss out on West Brom's Week 1 match-up against Manchester City with an undisclosed injury.