Neil Warnock has become the first Premier League manager to be sack this season, after Crystal Palace dismissed him
Jose Mourinho praised the longevity of John Terry after the Chelsea captain's goal breached the West Ham defence to set up a 2-0 win for the Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge.
Sam Allardyce's men were overrun by Chelsea, who broke the deadlock through Terry's first-half tap in.
It was his second goal in two games and a ninth win from nine home games was completed by Diego Costa's 13th of the season.
"He always had that (goalscoring ability)," said Mourinho, who made Terry captain during his first spell.
"He's full of confidence. I see my John of 2004, 05, 06. I see him. I don't see any difference.
"I only see a difference when I see his twin (daughters) when they go to the training ground because they were born in that period and now they are running and kicking balls.
"In him there is no difference. He's playing so good."
Gareth Barry picks up his 100th Premier League yellow card. Kevin Davies and Lee Bowyer now aren't the most-cautioned duo in its history.
Ipswich continued their charge for a top-two finish in the Sky Bet Championship with an emphatic 4-2 win at in-form Brentford.
A brace from Daryl Murphy and one apiece from Paul Anderson and Tommy Smith were too much for a Bees side that looked strangely out of sorts.
Brentford substitute Sam Saunders added some respectability to the scoreline with two late strikes, but it was always a canter for the Tractor Boys as they picked up their 12th league win of the season.