Cape Town - Jose Mourinho blamed his side's indifferent performance against QPR on the "very strange" week in which he had to work with his troops, according to the club's website.
Match report: Chelsea v QPR
Analysing the 2-1 win further, in which the visitors from Shepherd’s Bush were able to equalise before the best Chelsea spell restored the lead and made other chances which were well-saved, our manager discussed the 90 minutes but also looked back as far as the preceding league game, the draw at Old Trafford six days earlier.
‘It’s important to win when you don’t play so well as normal," said the Chelsea boss in reflection of the game.
"In the end we deserved to win but the result could’ve been more than such a narrow result. We have to be more consistent and play better.
"QPR had some responsibility for it," added the "Special One".
"‘You have to give credit to a team that comes and is so well-organised from a defensive point of view."
"The week was very strange," said the Portuguese manager.
"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."