Chelsea vs QPR: Joey Barton unable to get a ticket for trip to Stamford Bridge - so heads to Brentford vs Derby instead

The injured QPR midfielder was unable to watch his own team face Chelsea so decided to go to a Championship match Brentford

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It was set to be a busy day for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton, despite missing the afternoon’s Premier League encounter against Chelsea through injury.

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An early morning run out for the Under-21s would help Barton continue his recovery from the hamstring injury that has kept him out in recent weeks, and Barton tweeted that he felt good to be back following an intense first full training session.

With that out the way, the 32-year-old was preparing to make the short journey to Stamford Bridge in support of QPR as they looked to upset the odds against the Premier League leaders. However, that wasn’t to be the case as despite playing for Rangers since 2011 and helping them earn promotion back to the Premier League last season, Barton was unable to get a ticket for the game.


We posted on his Twitter account: “Just finished 1st session back with u21's. Good intensity and great to be back. Watch 2nd half of our 18's now then off to Stamford Bridge."


But after feeling the pain that many a fan will have experienced at some point of their lifetime, Barton quickly turned to plan B, and made his way north for Brentford vs Derby in the Championship instead.

Barton celebrating the play-off victory last season with QPR chairman Tony Fernandes

“Been a change of plan. Heading now to Brentford v Derby. Couldn't get a ticket for Chelsea v QPR? #nojoke”

It seems Barton’s best chance of seeing his own team in action will have to be when he returns from injury and actually plays. We feel your pain, Joey.