Jose Mourinho criticises Chelsea fans after win over QPR
The Chelsea manager claims that his team were let down by a lack of support from the home fans
Jose Mourinho has launched an astonishing attack on Chelsea’s home fans after Saturday’s win over Queens Park Rangers, claiming that Stamford Bridge felt like an “empty stadium”.
Goals from Oscar and Eden Hazard helped the Blues to a 2-1 victory as they maintained their place at the top of the Premier League table.
Playing here is like playing in an empty stadium
However, Mourinho felt that his team were let down by a lack of energy from the stands, which he claims affected his players.
“Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans,” Mourinho said.
“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.
“When we scored was when I realised ‘woah, the stadium is full. Good’.”