Round-up: Jose unhappy, U-19s score seven, QPR boost, Bees win, Fulham draw

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Mourinho made changes at the break

Jose Mourinho criticised his players after their 1-1 draw with Maribor in the Champions League.

Nemanja Matic hauled them level and Eden Hazard missed a late penalty for the Blues, and Mourinho was far from happy with the team’s first-half display.

Earlier in the day, Chelsea’s youngsters continued a remarkable run of high-scoring victories by crushing Maribor 7-0 in the Uefa Youth League.

Another Chelsea youngster, in-form striker Patrick Bamford, believes his patience during his season-long loan at Middlesbrough is being rewarded.

The Bees saw off Forest
The Bees saw off Forest

Brentford enjoyed a cracking victory, beating Nottingham Forest 3-1 at the City Ground.

It means Stuart Pearce is without a win in 10 games, but the Hammersmith-born Forest boss believes he will be given time to turn things around at the City Ground. 

And Fulham came from two down to draw 2-2 against 10-man Blackpool at Craven Cottage.

QPR look set for some good news, with Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Nedum Onuoha all appearing to be on course to return to the squad for Saturday’s game against Manchester City.

Bobby Zamora could return to the starting line-up despite an ongoing hip condition which boss Harry Redknapp says meant the striker “could hardly walk” after the recent win against Aston Villa.

There continues to be speculation over Jermain Defoe’s QPR wages ahead of his anticipated move to Loftus Road. The Daily Mirror have claimed he will be paid £80,000 a week.

Meanwhile, QPR old boys Gary Waddock and Martin Allen have been reunited at Barnet. Manager Allen has added Waddock to his coaching staff at the Conference club.

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