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Chelsea 6 QPR 1. All over the hosts celebrate a convincing success. Torres was back to his best and deserved his hat-trick. Chelsea back in the top four hunt, while QPR's Premier League status looks to be hanging in the balance.
Chelsea have four on two for a minute. They work the ball wide to Lampard, who cuts it back for Torres. His shot hits Onuoha and spins behind. The corner is played short, before Malouda then hits the big screen with another wild shot.
Cisse able to spin and cross. The ball breaks out to Traore, who has Taiwo running past him. Ferreira able to slam the door in the Nigerian full-back's face.
Essien loses the ball in midfield. Barton finds himself wide on the right this time, but again the delivery lets him down. QPR have struggled to get decent balls into the box.
Three minutes of stoppage-time to be played.
Nice feet from Sturridge as he gets Chelsea piling forward again. Lampard into the feet of Torres, who lays the ball off to Malouda. His wild strike from the edge of the box almost hits the corner flag.
Cole feeds the ball back to Cech. Chelsea will be disappointed to have missed out on a clean sheet, but are determined not to let QPR get any more.
Yet another corner to Chelsea. QPR fans giving Lampard plenty of stick, but he laughs it off. His delivery is not the best and is easily cleared by Ferdinand.
Taiwo with an ambitious effort that cannons behind for a corner. Better delivery this time from Barton, but Ramires is able to clear at the near post. Barton tries again, but lifts a cross into the crowd.
Traore wins a free-kick, as Malouda clips his ankles. Another chance to load the box. Barton whips over the set-piece, but goes low and Essien can hack clear.
Cisse preserves his record of having scored or been sent off in each of his QPR appearances to date.
84 GOAL QPR - CISSE. Consolation effort from the visitors. Onuoha forces his way into the box and pulls the ball back for Cisse to drill across Cech.
Cole into the QPR half, but a flag goes up. QPR were playing a very high line there. They are asking for trouble.
82 Hutchinson on in place of Bosingwa. Great story as the youngster was forced to retire a while back through injury, but is now gracing the Premier League stage.
Chelsea looking for more. They have QPR pegged back inside their own half. This has been as good a performance as you will see all season.
80 GOAL CHELSEA - MALOUDA. The goals keep on coming. Malouda left with the simplest of tasks. Great work again by Ramires and his centre finds Malouda, who hammers home from close range.
This result is doing QPR's goal difference few favours, and that could yet to come into play down at the bottom. Chelsea, meanwhile, will end the weekend just a point outside the top four.
78 Wright-Phillips on in place of Zamora. Former Chelsea man given a good reception by the home support.
Ramires in behind. He cuts the ball onto his left foot and goals for goal. Kenny is forced to punch the ball away at his near post.
Torres blocked by Hill, but gets nothing. Ramires keeps the ball alive and it is moved into Lampard's path. He can't slip past Derry, who puts in a well-timed tackle.
Ferreira finds himself well forward, and inside the QPR box. He gets his head up and has plenty of blue shirts to aim at. He can't find them and Ferdinand hacks clear.
Derry battles past Torres, who doesn't put up much of a fight. He slips a pass in to Cisse, who sees his shot saved by the legs of Cech. He was offside anyway so it wouldn't have counted.
74 Ramires on in place of Kalou.
Clearest sight of goal yet for QPR, and they waste the opportunity. Traore's cross from the left is nodded back across goal by Zamora. From six yards out, Cisse heads over the top.
Traore gets in a cross this time, which is put behind. Lampard climbs at the front post to nod clear. QPR still battling away.
Malouda so close for Chelsea. He is able to break forward and into the box. He is stretching as he pokes goalwards and ends up firing into the side-netting.
Traore looking lively, but again unable to get in a cross from the left. Malouda's first touch sees him muscled off the ball by Derry in the middle of the park.
Traore able to drift in behind Ferreira. He tries to hook a cross back into the six-yard box, but the ball hits Bosingwa and he can clear Chelsea's lines.
68 The excellent Mata is replaced by Malouda. Lampard's corner comes to nothing.
Sturridge goes close to number six. His effort from 25 yards flicks off Onuoha and inches past the post. Kenny was almost left wrong-footed.
Cisse caught offside. He has not enjoyed his afternoon. Not sure why he wasn't moved down the middle a lot earlier. Mark Hughes waving his arms around in disgust.
65 Buzsaky replaced by Traore. Cisse now moved down the middle.
64 GOAL CHELSEA - TORRES. Hat-trick for Torres. Celebreations all around, including Abramovich. Chelsea counter at pace and Torres beats the offside trap. He keeps his cool to slide the ball past Kenny and into the bottom corner.
Mata takes the free-kick himself. He gets the ball up and over the wall, but it is never coming back down on the other side. Kenny is able to watch the ball fly over the top of his crossbar.
Mata opens hi bag of party tricks, but a back heel doesn't come off. The Spaniard is soon back on the ball, though, and is tripped by Derry. QPR have struggled to contain him all afternoon.
61 First caution of the afternoon, and no surprise to see who it has gone to. Barton walks away from the incident, doing himself few favours. The card is eventually brandished.
Will we see Drogba and Torres together at some point? No sign at the moment that the Ivorian will be introduced. He is still slumped in the dugout, woolly hat in place.
Lampard with acres of space in midfield. He finds Torres, who jinks inside his man. His shot from the edge of the box is beaten away by Kenny. He is desperate for his hat-trick.
Barton pulled up for a foul. He disagrees with the decision. QPR can't get going. Lampard sees a dinked pass cut out by Hill, with Mata ghosting in behind him.
Chelsea take the opportunity to knock the ball around at the back. They slow things down, before Bosingwa finds Torres. He is shoved to the turf by Hill. Not the best of challenges.
Good defending by Onuoha as he watches the ball, not Kalou's feet. He slides in to concede a corner. Lampard delivers to the front post, but Bosingwa can't get a touch.
Buzsaky delivers, but can't find a team-mate. Mata springs clear. The ball finds its way to Torres, but he slips at the vital moment and can't get in a shot or a pass.
Mackie cuts into the box to try and meet a Cisse cross. Terry gets there first and nods clear. Torres gives the ball away. Sloppy from the Blues. Mackie tests Cech from 30 yards and wins a corner.
Essien charges into Taiwo. Free-kick to QPR. Essien escapes a caution. He sent the QPR defender flying. He has looked to stamp his authority on this game.
Mackie prepared to chase down the line, but the ball is always running away from him and Cole doesn't even bother to go with him.
Onuoha tries to run through Cole. He fails. Sturridge drifts across the park, before going down on the edge of the box. He is waved to his feet. Cole then breaks forward and finds Mata. He scuffs his shot into Kenny. Should have been five. Great pass by Cole.
Calmly done by Lampard as he sends the ball back to Cech. Zamora chasing every lost cause, but his efforts have been in vain so far. Cisse still stuck out on the left wing.
Kalou slips through the gears, before the ball is sent wide to Sturridge. He looks to whip a cross across the face of goal, but only succeeds in picking out the hands of Kenny.
Buzsaky twisting and turning in the heart of midfield. Chelsea prepared to take their foot off the gas slightly. They are no longer chasing every ball.
Terry goes across his own goal with a free-kick, playign Bosingwa into trouble. He is pressed by Zamora, who wins the ball back. Better from QPR.
Mark Hughes starts the half on his seat. Not sure that he could have said anything at the interval that will turn this tie around. QPR need to save face and keep the score down, while looking to get at least one themselves.
QPR get the second half up and running.
The players are back with us and we are ready for the off once more.
Thanks to all of those who have pointed out the deliberate mistake on the half-time odds. Apologies to all of those who have just rushed out to the bookies!
Adam Holdsworth says: "I'm a die hard QPR fan and watching them play this way is heart breaking! Although Chelsea deserve the 3 points and Di Matteo deserves to be Chelsea manager."
Mattias says: "Lampard should have called for offside before the first goal but anyway Chelsea showed some offensive skills with Torres seems to find his scoring touch after all his injuries :) see them fall in controlling mode in second half adding may be only a fifth one. Probably will be a very good final on May 19 but unfortunately without me as I need to go to hospital next week and I probably need some more time to recover afterwards."
Peter says: "Chelsea to win 6-0 Torres hat-trick and Lampard with the next!"
Anthony says: "I was right with the Torres brace! At half-time, RDM should bring off Mata and give him a well-earned rest, and experiment with 2 up front - Torres and Drogba! They have the advantage to take risks and experiment with a new partnership. That's what I would do."
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Chelsea 4 QPR. One-way traffic during the opeing 45 minutes. Chelsea have blown their capital rivals apart, with Torres bagging a first-half brace. QPR need to make sure they don't get a morale-sapping thumping here.
Kalou leads a Chelsea charge. He battles past Taiwo, but can't get under his attempted cross and it is easily cleared. He had three blue shirts to aim at inside the box.
Buzsaky turns into space, and Cisse then finds Taiwo. His cross from the left hits the back of Ferreira and is deflected away from those in the middle. Still not joy for the visitors.
Two minutes of stoppage-time to be played.
Terry bombs forward. He eventually lets someone else have the ball. Mata and Lampard combine on the edge of the box, with the latter laying the ball into the path of Torres. His eyes light up, but there is no hat-trick as he lashes over the bar.
Mata back with us. Chelsea moving the ball around at pace again. Torres goes wide to Kalou, before getting the ball back. He can't find a route around Taiwo.
Mata limps off the field, but should be okay to continue. Di Matteo off the bench for a moment, but he soon sits back down. He looks to be in a very relaxed mood.
Barton reluctant to put the bll out of play after Mata goes down under his challenge. He does eventually bow to the demands of the crowd. He appeared to stand on Mata's foot as he followed through. Not intentional, but painful.
Derry with a poor cross, with QPR still having plenty of men forward. They might be caught out as Chelsea suddenly spring clear. Sturridge gets to the by-line, but sees his low cross cut out by Hill.
The sun has come out, and QPR look much brighter. Barton combines well with Cisse, before Ferreira is forced to concede a corner. Buzsaky's delivery is hacked clear at the back post by Bosingwa.
Zamora with a good nod down into Buzsaky. He looks up, but has nothing to aim at. QPR try to go wide, before Taiwo drifts inside. He tries a shot, but it is blocked at source. No way through the ball wall.
Two balls on the pitch. That's the last thing QPR need! They have been able to stem the tide in the last few minutes, but it is too little, too late. This game, and important points, have gone.
Onuoha with a positive burst down the right flank. He feeds a clever cross into the six-yard box, while Bosingwa has to deal with. The ball ends up back with Onuoha, who fires high over the top with his swinger of a left foot.
Essien tries his luck from distance. He drills goalwards from 25 yards, but drags his effort across the face of the target. He is looking more like his old self today.
Terry now carrying the ball forward. No-one comes to meet him until he is over halfway. Chelsea able to pile men forward. QPR need to step out a bit.
Hill tugs on Mata's shirt as he dances past him. Chelsea take the free-kick quickly, too quickly in truth. QPR look to counter and Essien puts into another full-blooded tackle on Cisse. He slides through the ball and off the field. Free-kick to the visitors.
Sturridge floats a cross from the left into the crowd. Still no joy for Cisse down the other end. He knocks the ball past Ferreira, but can't catch up with it before he slips behind. He doesn't look happy in a wide role.
Wild pass from Sturridge back to Terry. He is helped out by the surface. His first touch is off his thigh, and a difficult one. The ball drops to the ground and sticks at his feet. Zamora left cursing his luck.
Chelsea still pressing as high up the field as possible. Again that forces QPR to go long. Hill tries to pick out a cross-field run from Mackie, but the ball skids through to Cech.
Mark Hughes stood arms folded on the touchline. He looks to be lost for words. Fully understandable as his side have been torn to pieces. On the field, Essien crunches into a challenge and concedes a free-kick.
Could have been five. Brilliant fre-flowing football again from the Blues. Torres leads the charge again, with Mata also involved. The final pass is fed towards Lampard, but is can't stretch enough to divert the ball past a sprawling Kenny.
Chelsea teasing QPR now. The visitors can't get the ball. Heads have dropped and this could get a lot worse for Mark Hughes' men. Damage limitation now the name of the game.
QPR can't clear their lines from the corner. Kalou looks to get in on the act with an effort from distance. His effort sails well side and Sturridge has to let it run past his boot as he is stood in an offside position.
Torres looking to turn provider on this occasion as he floats a cross into the box from wide on the right. Barton forced to put the ball behind as Sturridge lies in wait.
25 GOAL CHELSEA - TORRES. That man again as QPR fall apart. Terrible defending from the visitors. Onuoha gets mixed up with Kenny and Torres pounces on the loose ball to rifle into the net.
Kalou rises highest to nod the set-piece to safety. Chelsea then slip back into their passing game, working the ball through midfield. QPR able to get numbers back.
Barton decides to take matters into his own hands. He goes for goal from 30 yards and sees his shot flick off Terry and behind for a corner.
Zamora sent crashing to the turf. He is a little shaken up, but is soon back on his feet. QPR return the ball to Chelsea after the Blues put it our. Zamora didn't actually need treatment, but nice gesture.
Chelsea looking like a side full of confidence. Two cup finals in the bag and now looking to close on the top four. Torres also looks to be in the mood. His body language is a lot more positive now.
Mata caught offside. Chelsea look like scoring every time they go forward. QPR rattled. to say the least. They need to make sure they don't get hammered here.
19 GOAL CHELSEA - TORRES. Have the floodgates been opened? Torres, fresh from his heroics in Barcelona, is on the scoresheet again. He plays a one-two with Kalou, skips around Kenny and slides the ball into an empty net.
Cole slips past Onuoha with ease. He has runners, but goes back to Sturridge. He moves the ball on to Essien, who can strike from distance. This effort isn't his best and hits Ferdinand.
Essien is keeping Chelsea ticking over, keeping things simple and moving the ball on quickly. QPR skipper Barton has barely had a kick in that midfield battle so far.
Chelsea pressing high up the field, not letting QPR out of their own half. They try to go long for Cisse, but the ball floats over his head and onto the boot of Bosingwa.
Chelsea moving the ball around purposefully. They are in complete control of the game now and can afford to be patient in their build-up. QPR need to start forcing the issue.
That could be game over already. Having said that, both sides are piling forward and anything could happen from this point on. QPR need to take heart from Wolves' efforts yesterday and keep believing.
13 GOAL CHELSEA - TERRY. Lampard sees a delicate chip tipped over the top by Kenny. From the resulting corner, taken by Mata, Terry gets above Hill and nods past a helpless Kenny from five yards out.
Mata floats a cross to the back post. Torres meets the ball on the volley and wins a corner off Hill. Lampard delivers and QPR struggle to clear their lines. Taiwo heads out of the hands of Kenny, before Terry fires straight at the QPR keeper.
Solid defending from Terry. He will relish the physical battle with Zamora. On this occasion he glances a long ball back to Cech. QPR look to come again, but Buzsaky surrenders possession.
Sturridge with a great pass into Mata's feet, but he is held up by Hill. End-to-end stuff. Misplaced pass from Torres hands QPR the ball back. They can't break as Terry gets a toe to a ball in towards Zamora.
Rain continues to lash down. Now posing more of a problem. The ball is splashing off the turf and might start to hold up in places. A day to test keepers. Cisse tries to do that, but fires straight at Ferreira.
Kalou skips inside space after combing with Torres. He tries to feed the ball back into the path of the Spanish striker, but gets too much on his pass and it runs behind. Wasn't a difficult ball to play.
Cisse, operating wide on the left, able to drift forward again. He cuts inside off the flank and sets his sights on goal. An ambitious effort from 35 yards is scuffed badly and never troubles Cech.
The Chelsea corner comes to nothing. Cisse is able to make inroads at the opposite end of the field. He swings over a dangerous cross that almost picks out Zamora. Chelsea's marking not the best.
Ferdinand alert as he cuts across to block Kalou's route to goal. Chelsea slicing through the middle of the park again. Bosingwa then surges forward and strikes goalwards. His effort cannons behind off Hill. Penalty appeals for handball waved away.
Bosingwa finds himself in the right-back position. He needs to make sure that he doesn't drift out of the centre. QPR must test the centre of Chelsea's back four if they are to have any joy this afternoon.
Free-kick to QPR some 35 yards from goal. Buzsaky decides to go for goal. Wrong choice as he fires a floated effort high into the stands.
Nightmare start for QPR. No time for them to settle into the game. They are now chasing it already. Mark Hughes not happy.
1 GOAL CHELSEA - STURRIDGE. The hosts take the lead inside the opening minute. Sturridge allowed to drift inside on the edge of the box and fires an unstoppable drive into the top corner. What a start!
Chelsea get us underway.
Handshake between Barton and Terry. Might be the only one we see. We are ready for the off at the Bridge!
There has been plenty of rain in the capital today so the surface is nice and slick. Should suit both sides. Expecting a mix of cultured football and full-blooded derby challenges - from both teams.
The teams are in the tunnel so we will have to leave the feedback there for now. There will be further opportunities to have your say at half-time and at the final whistle.
Mark is another going for plenty of goals. He says: "I think there will be goals for both sides today. Cisse and Zamora should unsettle Chelsea's defence but Chelsea's midfield and strike force looks full of goals. I think Chelsea will nick it but as a Newcastle fan I'm hoping for draws or defeats for Chelsea and Spurs today."
Matthias is a Bayern fan casting an eye over the Blues. He says: "Being in Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday and now back home here in Germany as a fan of Bayern, I am curious to see the current form of our opponent in this league clash derby. In contrast to Bayern who already qualified as runner up in the league for next years Champions League, Chelsea needs to show a good form to qualify.In Barcelona they played a very defensive tactic but I hope to see a good a game with a lot of goals..Lets say 3-3."
Diam Amin is also going for a home win. He says: "No one really knows Torres! He's sensational at times, and sometimes he plays like the biggest flop in the world! Just depends on his mood. Personally believe this game is going to end 2-0 with Torres on the score sheet."
Liam thinks so. He says: "I can see Chelsea winning 3:1 with goals from Mata, Lampard and Torres. I think QPR will pick up a few bookings too, perhaps a confrontation with Terry after the so called racial incident. Chelsea are going to have to defend well with only one recognised centre back. I can see us scoring on the counter attacks. COMON CHELSEA!!"
Informed that Chelsea have actually yet to win a London derby this season. Can they break their duck this afternoon?
Chelsea, meanwhile, are unbeaten in five. They have, however, been held by Fulham and Arsenal in their last two Premier League outings. A hat-trick of derby draws on the cards?
QPR's last eight games have seen them alternate between wins and defeats. Last time out they beat Spurs - doesn't bode well for the visitors.
Lee Miller is expecting to see six goals. He says: "Great to see Ferreira back in the team. I think it will be 4-2 to Chelsea with Torres clinching a hat-trick and Daniel Sturridge ending his drought."
Brett Barrs is another backing Torres to be among the goals. He says: "I fancy Chelsea to win this comfortably 3 - 0, a brace from Sturridge and a cheeky 3rd goal from Torres, maybe even a red card in it for Barton! I can see Chelsea finishing 4th in the premiership as well!, not that we'll need it as we will become victorious in Munich! COME ON THE BLUES!"
Scott thinks the spoils will be shared this afternoon. He says: "Chelsea 2 - 2 QPR. Think QPR will test Chelsea today and will get something from the game. QPR shouldn't be underestimated and on their day can cause any team problems. Midfield is key today."
Fernando Torres is 7/2 to open the scoring this afternoon, 9/2 to bag a brace and 25/1 to net a hat-trick. Plenty of people tipping him to be among the goals.
Anthony is another going for a comfortable home win. He says: "I see this one being 3-1 to Chelsea with Torres getting 2 and Sturridge nicking one with a great individual goal. But Chelsea need to use their young players next season if they really want to compete for the title: Lukaku, Piazon, Bamford, Marin need to feature. Chelsea also need to sell Malouda, Kalou, Meireles and Essien and buy Cavani, Hazard and Lavezzi. Good buy from RDM with Marin. Come on you Blues!!!"
James is backing a certain Spanish striker to be among the goals again this afternoon. He says: Torres to score 2 today with Mata and Lampard as well. Chelsea to win 4-1 because we are confident after reaching champo league final. Good to see Ferreira in the team, hopefully we can show QPR why we are in 2 finals and put in a good performance. Torres man of the match."
Today's referee is Howard Webb.
QPR team: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Mackie, Barton, Derry, Buzsaky, Cisse, Zamora. Subs: Cerny, Gabbidon, Campbell, Traore, Young, Smith, Wright-Phillips.
Chelsea team: Cech, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Terry, Cole, Mata, Essien, Lampard, Sturridge, Torres, Kalou. Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Ramires, Drogba, Malouda, Meireles, Hutchinson.
You can also bet in-play throughout the game at skybet.com. Chelsea start as strong favourites at 2/5, with QPR 13/2 and the draw 7/2.
Can Chelsea raise their game again after their midweek heroics in Barcelona or can QPR claim three priceless points? Who will be the stars of the show? Let me know your thoughts.
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QPR are battling to beat the drop and head into this fixture with only goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three.
Chelsea are still chasing a top-four finish and victory today would move them to within one point of Newcastle.
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We might not be getting any pre-match handshakes this afternoon, but there is plenty to look forward to with a lot riding on this fixture.
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