Chelsea 6 Queens Park Rangers 1: match report
Read a full match report of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, April 29 2012.
As it poured goals in the first half, four within 26 minutes, Chelsea fans were singing in the rain, chanting, “There’s only one Di Matteo”.
As Fernando Torres swept QPR away with a hat-trick, a huge smile spread across the face of Roman Abramovich. All is well at Chelsea, finalists in the Champions League, FA Cup and FA Youth Cup.
Even the sun came out.
If Chelsea were good, QPR were shocking, often disorganised, occasionally seemingly disinterested. Jamie Mackie shouted at Djibril Cissé to raise his game. Anton Ferdinand lectured Taye Taiwo after another defensive lapse. Until Cissé’s late strike, the main show of defiance had come from the QPR mascot, who walked along the touchline kissing the club badge before kick-off.
Alarm bells ring loudly in QPR ears. Mark Hughes’s side are above the drop zone only on goal difference from 18th-placed Bolton Wanderers with awkward-looking fixtures remaining against Stoke City at home and Manchester City away. “We’re going to Germany, you’re going to Barnsley,” chanted the Chelsea fans.