Tension was mounting ahead of the FA Cup match in which Chelsea captain John Terry and Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand came face to face for the first time since their infamous clash in October. Both sides urged their fans to behave in a bid to avert any untoward incident.

But again, Saturday night's fixture at Loftus Road was not without its own share of controversies. Terry was constantly booed by QPR fans all through the game. And the clash ended up just as a mediocre affair with the marginally better side eventually winning.

The Blues managed to scrape through on Juan Mata's penalty goal on 62 minutes which, again, looked a highly dubious one. Daniel Sturridge went down in the QPR penalty area. Referee Mike Dean deemed Clint Hill's push responsible for the fall and granted the penalty, much to the disbelief of QPR fans who, in turn, targeted Sturridge shouting "Cheat! Cheat! Cheat!" in a chorus.

The Blues advanced into the fifth round thanks to the win.

Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand is marked by Chelsea's John Terry before a corner kick during their FA Cup soccer match at Loftus Road in London. Terry and Ferdinand came face to face for the first time since their controversial clash in October.Reuters
Chelsea's Mata shoots and scores from the penalty spot past Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Kenny during their FA Cup soccer match at Loftus Road in LondonReuters
Chelsea's Sturridge is fouled by Queens Park Rangers' Hall and is awarded a penalty during their FA Cup soccer match in London.Reuters
Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton challenges Chelsea's David Luiz during their FA Cup soccer match at Loftus Road in London.Reuters
David Luiz of Chelsea tugs on the shirt of Rob Hulse of Queens Park Rangers during their FA Cup soccer match at Loftus Road in London.Reuters