Chelsea may have picked up the three points against QPR at the weekend, but Jose Mourinho was far from happy with the performances of most of his players.
Blues midfielder Willian has revealed that The Special One vented his frustration at half-time despite the fact that his side were 1-0 up, and asked for far more from his players in the second-half.
Of course the league leaders went on to narrowly edge their opponents 2-1, which won’t necessarily have eased any concerns Mourinho has. It took a Eden Hazard penalty to secure victory after Charlie Austin’s equaliser but the hosts still remain undefeated in the Premier League for the time being.
As they prepare to face Slovenian minnows Maribor in the Champions League tonight Mourinho's men sit four points ahead of second placed Southampton in the domestic tables, and nearest title rivals Manchester City are six points adrift.
That being said Mourinho has never settled for anything less than the best, and if his squad prove incapable of improving on the performance that saw them marginally best a struggling QPR side then it's likely he will ring the changes before too long.
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Meanwhile there’s been an interesting revelation added to the case file of Chelsea superstar Diego Costa, as Atletico Madrid chief Enrique Cerezo has claimed that his summer move only happened because they had a weak financial moment.
Costa moved to Stamford Bridge this summer after a £32 million switch from the Vicente Calderon stadium, and has since become a revelation in the Premier League.
With nine goals in his first seven games in English football it's clear to see why Jose Mourinho offered so much for him, but Cerezo is now saying that his club only picked up half of the promised fee.
Despite the fact that Atletico won La Liga and came within a whisker of winning the Champions League last term they were unable to convince Costa that his future lay there, and since Diego Simeone's side hasn't looked nearly as deadly up front.
Mario Mandzukic has done his best to fill the void but his goal record to date pales in comparison to that of his Spanish rival.
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