Outspoken manager may well have overstepped the mark on this occasion.
Despite securing yet another win, retaining Chelsea’s four point lead at the top of the Premier League, it appears Jose Mourinho is not a happy man.
The Daily Mail quote the Chelsea manager laying into his own supporters after their narrow win over local rivals QPR, an attack that may well not go down well.
‘Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans,’ started Mourinho before delivering a sucker punch…
‘At this moment it’s difficult for us to play at home though, because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium.’
He then decided that the lack of atmosphere was the reason for his side’s nervy display against relegation battlers QPR;
‘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 is frustrating.’
Mourinho, quite rightly, enjoys near universal support among Chelsea fans but some may not take kindly to this attack which appears designed to take the heat off his side who’s overall display against QPR certainly lacked the cutting edge the club has possessed for much of the current campaign.