Last Updated at 6:03 pm, October 23rd 2011
FULL TIME. QPR 1 Chelsea. QPR hang on!
A loose back pass from Ferdinand nearly lets in Terry who slides in on Kenny with the QPR keeper furious, as both players square up and both players receive bookings.
Cole receives a yellow card after a disgraceful hack at Barton after the QPR midfielder looked to have handballed which was dismissed by Foy.
Meireles comes off in place off Florent Malouda in Chelsea's last sub.
Taarabt comes off after a mixed bag of a performance with Tommy Smith coming on.
It's Barton's turn to be booked after a late hack at Terry.
Chelsea look threatening despite their numerical disadvantage but Ivanovic tries to win the ball too eagerly from Taarabt and receives a yellow card.
Both Lampard and Derry are booked after their square-off.
Barton breaks from the corner and travels upwards of 50 yards before playing in Taarabt who is floored by Mikel which earns him a booking.
Alex Barahona writes: "0-1 down at half time, I'd still fancy a half time team talk could turn things around, even one man down! As a Chelsea fan though it pains me to say, 2 men down is too crippling a loss for a win, probably even a draw."
HALF TIME. QPR 1 Chelsea 0.
Anelka comes on for Chelsea with Mata the man to be replaced who looks to be nursing a shoulder injury.
RED CARD FOR DROGBA!
Bosingwa is sent off!
GOAL! Helguson nets the penalty!
PENALTY TO QPR! Luiz nudges into Heidar Helguson, which looked inoccuous, and Barton lines up to take the spot-kick!
Jerry Promise writes: "Some thrashing that was from Man City, kudos! Balotteli for president :D such an entertainer. Anyways, Chelsea to win 5-0, Drogba 2, Lampards 1, Mata 1, Sturridge 1! Come On Chelsea!!!"
Nigel Baldwin writes: "Great to revive old rivalries with our near neighbours once again, and whilst I anticipate us(Chelsea) winning this one, to be honest, being part Kiwi and given the result at Old Trafford earlier, I don't think anything could upset me today, but come on Blues, make it the perfect week-end....6-1...oh my aching sides!!"
Lewis Emslie writes: "I am a Chelsea fan and I can only see an easy win for the Blues. Plus if City can put 6 past United, just imagine how much Chelsea could get in this game! I'm going to be optimistic and say a 6-0 win for Chelsea. Sturridge to get 2, Drogba to get 2, Mata and Lampard to score the others. Up the Blues!"
Chelsea are hot favourites at 1/3 and Sky Bet offer 17/2 for Rangers to pull off a shock win and the draw at 4/1. The Blues will fancy a few goals and we offer 9/2 for Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard to both find the net.
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