Sport Wayne Rooney and James Wilson applaud the travelling Manchester United fans

Manchester United's fans can lay claim to being the loudest in the Premier League, although Jose Mourinho's criticism spurred the Chelsea faithful on to give them a real run for their money this weekend.

Jose Mourinho looks on during the win over Shrewsbury

Chelsea vs QPR: Jose Mourinho can rival Sir Alex Ferguson for the 'greatest of all time', says Harry Redknapp

Redknapp believes his current Chelsea side can build a dynasty that would rival Ferguson's at Manchester United

Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Graziano Pelle

Premier League live: Arsenal vs Burnley, Chelsea vs QPR, Everton vs Swansea, Hull vs Saints, Leicester vs West Brom and Stoke vs West Ham

Newcastle recorded a surprise 1-0 win over Liverpool in the day's early game

Jose Mourinho smiles during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League tie with Maribor

Chelsea vs QPR: Winning this weekend – not winning Fifa gong – is priority, says Jose Mourinho

The Special One has been included on the Fifa shortlist for world coach of the year

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined £25,000 for an abusive tweet

Nemanja Matic vs Leroy Fer: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Chelsea and QPR

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined £25,000 for an abusive tweet

Rio Ferdinand appears 'baffled' by FA punishment for use of the word 'sket' on Twitter

The QPR defender, who has been banned for three matches, appeared to respond to the ruling

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa celebrate for Chelsea

Chelsea vs QPR: Eden Hazard reveals it took just a week to click with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas

Hazard believes the introduction of the Spanish international duo is the main reason why Chelsea are top of the league and unbeaten

Alan Pardew makes a gesture on the touchline

Premier League statistical preview, featuring Newcastle vs Liverpool, Chelsea vs QPR and Manchester City vs Manchester United

WhoScored.com return to rattle off the stats of the top matches in the Premier League in game week seven

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined £25,000 for an abusive tweet

Rio Ferdinand ban: QPR defender considering appeal against three-match ban as Harry Redknapp defends him over 'sket' Tweet

Ferdinand was fined £25,000 and banned for three matches for replying to an abusive message on the social media site

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand suspension: Harry Redknapp defends QPR defender over 'sket' Tweet punishment

The former England defender has been suspended for three games

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand given three-match ban for 'sket' comment on Twitter

QPR defender also fined £25,000

Will it be an immediate return to the Championship for the Premier League new boys?

Newly-promoted clubs occupy three of bottom four positions in the table

Arsenal station and Arsene Wenger and John Terry

John Terry and Arsene Wenger set to make London Underground announcements

Joey Barton and Andros Townsend also involved in London Poppy Day initiative

Roy Keane and Paul Lambert look on from the Loftus Road dugout

QPR vs Aston Villa: Paul Lambert claims he's not concerned with lack of goals and blames poor defending for Rangers defeat

Villa have not scored in nearly nine hours of football and were worryingly outplayed by a battling QPR side

Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring their second goal

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