Mourinho disappointed by Chelsea supporters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised the lack of noise from the club’s supporters after they overcame West London rivals Queens Park Rangers 2-1 on Saturday, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

The Premier League leaders struggled to victory against the side who started the weekend second from bottom, but the three points maintains their four point lead at the top of the table to nearest rivals Southampton.

Oscar finished off a good passing move by producing a delightful finish with the outside of his foot to give Chelsea a first half lead. Despite continual pressure on the QPR goal, the visitors equalised when Charlie Austin back-heeled a shot past Thibaut Courtois, but the Blues eventually came through thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty, after the Belgian had been fouled by Eduardo Vargas.

But after the game, Mourinho was critical of the fans and their supposed lack of support. He said: “Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans. At this moment it’s difficult for us to play at home though, because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium.

“The team then starts playing like it’s a quiet, soft game at home. It’s difficult to get that strong start where the players, team and fans at Stamford Bridge [are all together]. I was today looking around and it was empty, but not in terms of people because it was obviously full. That’s what frustrating.”

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