Jose Mourinho has once again risked evoking the ire of the Chelsea faithful, after it was revealed that he praised QPR supporters at the same time as criticising fans of his own club.
Fellow Premier League boss Harry Redknapp has claimed that The Special One personally commended QPR fans, despite the fact that he had slammed the home Stamford Bridge following for not being supportive enough on the day.
Mourinho was lambasted by the Chelsea Supporters Trust for his comments, and this new revelation will only serve to put him further in hot water. If Redknapp's claims are verifiable then it means that Mourinho has once again had a dig at the fans who pay to watch his side each week, but way of celebrating the support of one of the league's worst outfits.
Meanwhile Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic has raised the stakes ahead of this weekend’s clash with Liverpool. The Serbia international jibed the Reds for losing 2-0 in the fixture at Anfield, the same match where Steven Gerrard suffered his fateful slip, and mocked Brendan Rodgers’s side’s defensive capabilities.
Offering his thoughts on the challenge of besting Liverpool on their own turf at the weekend, Matic revealed that there were plenty of sides who had tried to 'park the bus' against Chelsea in order to stop them from scoring, but that they usually failed.
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Toure boost: Chelsea could be given the opportunity to land Manchester City's midfield monster Yaya Toure, as it's been reported that he's going to be put up for sale. The Ivory Coast international hasn't looked at the races so far this term, and Mourinho may well capitalise if he feels that he could add to his attacking force.
Talisca boost: Lastly, Mourinho might have a surplus of deadly attacking options at his disposal, but it's claimed that he now wants to bring in Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca as well. The Arsenal target is steadily creating a burgeoning reputation for himself in Europe, and being so young he would certainly provide a good option for the future.
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