QPR vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on September 14, 2012

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Tensions are expected to be high as Queens Park Rangers welcome local rivals Chelsea to Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon.

John Terry is on course to be reunited with Anton Ferdinand for the first time since the Blues skipper was cleared of using racist language towards the centre back in the corresponding fixture last season.

The two clubs have already held talks about the pre-match handshake as well as releasing seperate statements calling for fans to behave ahead of the game. The FA decided to scrape the handshake ritual in the two previous games between the two sides but they have confirmed that handshakes will be expected before Saturday’s encounter.

Chelsea will be looking to continue their faultless start to the new season after three consecutive wins, while QPR are still looking for their first victory having taken just one point from their opening three matches.

Team News

Mark Hughes has almost a fully-fit squad to chose from going into the game. Anton Ferdinand is expected to start after recovering from a shoulder injury, while both Alejandro Faurlin and Kieron Dyer are back from long lay-offs.

Stephane Mbia is likely to miss out after picking up a mystery injury while away on international duty and Samba Diakite is unavailable due to personal reasons. Julio Cesar is pushing for a start after Rob Greens disappointing start to the season between the sticks.

John Terry and Ashley Cole are both winning the fitness race to fit in time to play following ankle knocks. But the game will come too soon for Marko Marin who will have to wait a little further to make make his debut due to a hamstring injury.

However, Victor Moses is available to make his debut for the club after joining from Wigan but may have to make do with a place on the bench.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

The European champions have started the season in impressive fashion with big-money summer signing Eden Hazard instantly adapting to life in the Premier League. It’s difficult to see how QPR will be able to stop the Belgian magician from helping Chelsea to another 3 points. QPR 0-2 Chelsea.

What would your team be? What is your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section.

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28 Comments

  1. Baines

    September 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I might agree with chelsea winning but we must not underestimate these small teams

  2. Richard Tommy

    September 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hand-shake or no hand-shake what we are after is how to get our three points. If ANTON likes let him shake hand with TERRY if he doesn’t like let him go to hell. Is he not a christian to forgive and forget others’ wrong doing IF ANY ? He should carry on with his career and forget about what transpired between him and TERRY. That’s my take in this issue.

  3. Oyeyemi Hagios

    September 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Always blue!

  4. flemzeey

    September 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Cech,Cesar,cahill,terry,bertrand,rami/romeu,mikel,Moses/rami,Oscar,hazard,Torres.and d scoreline is gonna be 7-0

  5. Layor

    September 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Richard i go wit u on ur comment abt ANTON nd TERRY…Blues til obasanjo becumes FIFA president!

  6. Wisdom godgift

    September 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Chelsea on d good start wining 3 on a row.bt dis game mst be taken criously if dae mst win.up chelsea

  7. prince vennabenture

    September 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    chelsea will win the game but they should not underate QPR

  8. Adekunle kayode

    September 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I want to tell Terry dont listen to the crowd just focuse to what you are doing 3 point is very important not hand sanking

  9. Okpako

    September 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Dey both abuse themself on d pitch beside Terry has nt been indicted by any court so Anton should stop dis noncense n concentrate on his career.

  10. jose

    September 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    anton stop be childish n move; u got to ve d spirit of sport manship nense u are not a sport! But let me sound dis to chelsea, notin is stoping d 3 points cum 2moro! Get dat blues! Up blue! Chelsea till Jesus return! Jose

  11. Akin

    September 14, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    all i know is that chelsea will win tomorrow match with the help of almighty God. I am here with me the list of the scrorer but undisclosed yet

  12. onero

    September 15, 2012 at 12:08 am

    cech,cesar,ivanovic,terry,cole.ramires,romeu.moses,hazard,mata,torres

  13. Reuben Theophilus

    September 15, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Chelsea sud underrate QPR, 3 point sud b our priority chelsea al d way

  14. Reuben Theophilus

    September 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Chelsea sud nt underrate QPR, 3 point sud b our priority chelsea al d way

  15. Gerald alphonsus

    September 15, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Chelsea will beat QPR by 3_1. up chelsea!!! Blues for life.

  16. Kelechi Anozie

    September 15, 2012 at 3:16 am

    wats dis talk about hand shake wen wat matas most is 3 points pls RDM luk beyond hand shake and get us dat max point cus all dis hand shake issue is just anoda mind game against ma darling blues…. Our boys are Magnificent Valour

  17. ALILU MUSA K ADEKUNLE

    September 15, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Chelsea should not underate ANY club just focus on 3 point, and the manager should make changes “early” if neccesary.but i know he would ve learned his lesson from Atle-Madric anyway goodluck chelsea, injury free match. I remain bluez 4 ever.

  18. Awalnemji

    September 15, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Cfc should start with this team if there wnt 2 win! Cech, ivanovic, cahil, luiz, betrand, mikel, ramires, hazard, moses, oscar, tores. Wining wil b assure blue til infinity.

  19. Lekson

    September 15, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Chelsea wil thrashed QPR, 3-0

  20. goody

    September 15, 2012 at 6:18 am

    left wit me terry nd cole should’t start up the game bcose this a sciecological game possi ble lineup czech/azpi/cahil/inva/betr/mikel/lamp/hazard/ramirez/moses/tores qpr1-3cfc cfc til death…..

  21. Amadi

    September 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Cech , azplicueta , luiz, tery ,betrand, mikel lampard, osar ,moses, hazard tores

  22. Ojubolamo Adedotun

    September 15, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Les wait & c what R.D.M ‘ll set up as line up 2day he no d right tin 2 do @ d right time. Den J.T sud 4get ATON & make sure ‘ll seciure our 3 point 4rm dem. D lord ‘ll b with u all. If Jesus dsided nt 2 com back i ‘ll alwz b CFC 4eva. What of u?

  23. shane

    September 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

    i think chelsea will win 3-1 lampard pen 1-0 zamora 1-1 torres 2-1 hazard 3-1

  24. olusegun Abiodun Adewale

    September 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

    mikel is gond 4 CHAMPION L

  25. raj de king

    September 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Cech, ivanovic, terry, Cahill, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Bertrand, Hazard, Ramires, Torres. Chelsea will win 2-0 but dont underestimate Qpr they will give us a fight.

  26. Samuel Shawa

    September 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Eden Hazard is hazardous on the ball.foward with the blues.Chelsea will carry the day by 3-1.The untoucheable.

  27. Daniel

    September 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Local rivalry never changes but Chelsea have less to prove than we do, we on the other hand have a lot to prove and must be on guard at all times or we will be punished at the back, can at least feel more confident with our defence than before. Come on u rssssss !!!

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    September 16, 2012 at 5:51 am

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    “Anti-Racists” NEVER demand this of any non-white group

    Anti-Racist is a code word for Anti-White

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