The Rangers only turn up for the Chelsea
QPR will struggle to get anything out of the game against Chelsea. They may sit in mid-table but Chelsea's form has improved and the players are warming to the manager's new style of play.
They look attacking and this can be seen by the number of goals scored in recent weeks. Chelsea did not have to travel for their Champions League clash midweek and they should be fresh.
A QPR home win is 15/2, the draw is 10/3 and an away win is 2/5. Chelsea hit five past Genk on Wednesday and with either City or United dropping points at lunch-time on Sunday, they have an extra incentive to win the match.
Chelsea rested important players against Genk and they will have Sturridge and Terry back in the eleven. Sturridge has been immense since AVB took over the Blues.
He has scored four goals in his last four Premier League starts and he is 7/2 to grab the first goal. Torres was fantastic against Genk and he looks fit but he will have to sit out due to suspension.
Chelsea have bagged thirteen goals in the last three games in all competitions. They are even money to score in both halves and four or more Chelsea goals is 18/5.
They may be away from home but they will not sit back at Loftus Road. Chelsea are very attacking and this has led to defensive mishaps, they have struggled to keep a clean sheet in the league.
It is even money for both teams to score and with it being a London Derby and QPR's first year back in the big time, you would fancy their chances of finding the net. It may depend though on their team selection, they may not start the erratic but often sensational Taarabt.
He has problems with his attitude, but there is no doubting, that he will be up for this clash. He is 7/2 to grab the first goal and he is capable of the spectacular. He may thrive on the occasion.
Chelsea are 17/20 -1 goal and they could win by a big scoreline but the 'London Derby' factor makes me wary of backing the Blues to win by a large margin.
QPR plus two goals at 8/11 could be the bet, they should find the net and they have made some shrewd singings in the transfer window. They signed the controversial midfielder Barton and he is sure to ruffle a few feathers. He will control their midfield and Jay Bothroyd has the ability to find the back of the net ( 4/1 anytime scorer).
Another player up for the clash for QPR is Shaun Wright-Phillips, he was never a regular at the Blues but he was a hard working player that impressed when called upon. He can shoot from distance and he is a cracking price at 11/2 to score anytime.
I would look at having a small stake on the red card at 5/1, the game will be fiery and there is little love from Lampard and Terry towards Barton. He has bad-mouthed them in the press in the past and he is sure to get his QPR team pumped-up before the clash.