Torres Hits Hat Trick As Chelsea Thrash QPR – Report & Video Highlights
Striker Fernando Torres hit a hat trick as Chelsea beat London rivals QPR 6-1 at Stamford Bridge. Here’s a match report with video highlights from the game.
Guest post by CFC fan Lewis Taylor:
After Chelsea’s midweek heroics in Spain, a London derby was next up for the blues against West London rivals Queens Park Rangers.
The game started with rain crashing down upon the Bridge, Chelsea showed signs of slick passing. Within one minute Chelsea where leading, a superb solo effort from Sturridge. The England striker collected a deflected ball before rifling a fierce right footed effort past Kenny from the edge of the box.
Chelsea looked up for it, a second coming with 13 minutes on the clock, Lampard’s corner fell on the head of John Terry who steered towards goal. The goal came amidst the controversy surrounding Anton Ferdinand and John Terry. The Chelsea captain was clearly pleased to have got on the scoresheet and an apology was sent towards the Chelsea faithful, regarding his inexcusable red card in the week.
Within minutes Torres netted his first of the day, the Spaniard showed his new found form by rounding Kenny to tap home after superb build up play by Mata and Sturridge. Then number two, Torres punishing an extremely poor Rangers defence. After a mix up at the back, Torres was on hand to slot home in his second of the game.
It took over 50 minutes for Cech to be tested, the keeper did well to palm away a smashing shot from Jamie Mackie. However, Torres was soon celebrating his first Chelsea hat-trick after a burst of pace from Mata and Terry, Torres finished off his treble with ease. A delightful hat trick and a sign of things to come perhaps.
Chelsea where 6-0 up after 80 minutes, great play from Torres finding Ramires who crossed to an unmarked Malouda to hammer home. Little consolation for Rangers late on when Cisse grabbed a goal in the closing stages. Incredible score line 6-1 the final score.
Watch video highlights of Chelsea 6-1 QPR
So Torres followed up his midweek heroics with a hat-trick and Chelsea are still chasing fourth place. Can Chelsea do it? Surely Di Matteo should get the job? Your views welcome below.
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