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Rupert Wyman 28th Apr 2012 - 14:38

4-0 Wigan #mind the gap!

Chelsea may have players suspended and been hit hard by injuries but they are in superb form and they are dismantling every team in their path. From what was a season of disarray, they are now in the final of the Champions League and the FA Cup.

Chelsea got the better of Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals and Di Matteo is the man of the moment. It was a massive ask to knock-out Barcelona over two legs. They found themselves 2-0 down in Camp Nou with ten men and the match finished 2-2.

On Sunday, they take on QPR in a league match and the Blues are 4/9 to win at home, the draw is 3/1 and the away win is 7/1. The build-up to the match has been overshadowed by the impending court case of John Terry. He was accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in a bad tempered affair.

There will be no hand shake, Chelsea may have lost the reverse fixture but they should have too much quality against QPR. The two cup finals will be Chelsea's priority but with Newcastle in the league next week and them losing to Wigan, a top four place in the league is in their grasp.

For those who want to back against the Blues, QPR are 15/4 draw no bet and Rangers or the draw is 8/5. Rangers need the win to help avoid relegation and with it being a derby it could be a heated affair. Chelsea will also be playing with a second team but they will keep a few of their in-form stars on the bench.

There is little love between the opposing players and a red card shown in the match is 4/1. Chelsea have enough injuries and suspensions, they will not want any more, QPR most booking points is 8/13.

Chelsea should give starts to Essien, Torres, Sturridge, Kalou, Malouda, Bertrand and Romeu. There will be plenty of fresh legs and Torres must be the happiest man in the world. His goal against Barcelona midweek was superb and his career at the Blues may now take off. He is 7/2 to open the scoring and 10/11 anytime scorer.

Shaun Wright-Phillips will be looking to score against his former club. He is 20/1 to open the scoring and 7/1 anytime scorer. He will definitely start because QPR are without Taarabt through suspension. The Moroccan is their flair player and he scored a superb goal against Spurs last week, so he will be missed.

The Blues have won and kept a clean sheet in three of their four Premier League home matches against QPR, the Blues are 19/20 to keep a clean sheet and 29/20 to win to nil.

The Blues will have one eye on the cup final the following weekend but the players involved will want to impress and try and make the team sheet for the Liverpool match. QPR have already beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal this season. Their manager Mark Hughes is an ex-Blues player but he will give the club no favours.

 

 
 
 

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