Jose Mourinho reflects on ‘very strange’ week for Chelsea

The Chelsea manager believes the build-up to Saturday's clash with QPR affected his side's display

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea’s “very strange week” was partly to blame for a below-par performance against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The Blues sealed a 2-1 win over the Hoops at Stamford Bridge but Mourinho was not impressed by his side’s overall display against their London rivals.

It was a very strange week to work and to be focused

Jose Mourinho

And the Portuguese boss feels that some special circumstances in the build-up to the weekend’s clash may have been to blame for the flat performance.

“The week was very strange,” Mourinho said. “You play Manchester United on the Sunday, on the Monday you travel [to Shrewsbury].

“Some of the players had two days off. Some of the others had to go to Shrewsbury immediately and some of them played 90 minutes there. Then some had a free day the next day but it was a working day for the others.

“It was a very strange week to work and to be focused. We tried, but the individual performances weren’t there [against QPR] and the collective performance was not there too.”

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