Chelsea have returned to the top of the Premier League after a one-nil win at Wigan.
New signing Deco scored the game's only goal with an early free-kick.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was relieved to see his team come through what he thought was a difficult test with three points.
``The result was more important than how we played,'' he said.
``It is difficult to play here against Wigan.
``They have a good squad and good organisation. They are athletic and they have
Wigan manager Steve Bruce was disappointed not to have taken at least a point
out of the match.
``We thought we deserved something out of it.
``Apart from the goal, which was a wonder strike from Deco, after that they
haven't really done that much against us," said Bruce.
``You can see why Deco has played at the highest level, he has that little bit
of extra quality.''