Full time: Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas struck in the 88th minute at Loftus Road. Getty Images

Well that is all we have time for from Loftus Road, but don't fear we have live coverage on the Manchester Derby starting any moment now so strap in for that one. But from QPR v Chelsea, it's goodbye.


Full time: QPR 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea flex their title muscle with a fine, dogged win at Lofus Road. QPR looked worthy of a point, if not more throughout the entire 90 minutes but Cesc Fabregas put the Blues within 12 points of the title with a crucial goal two minutes from time. QPR remain in the bottom three while Chelsea are seven points clear of Arsenal, with a game in hand.


Goal: Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Chelsea (Cesc Fabregas)

Chelsea grab the most unlikely of goals and victories with a goal in the 88th minute. Rob Green's clearance is sliced into the air and when Hazard comes inside he tees up Fabregas, who meets the ball at pace and fires past Green. Cruel on QPR, but it caps a champion-like performance from Jose Mourinho's team.


With Chelsea looking no more likely to find a winner, QPR are smelling blood and they almost grab a late winner when a corner break to Charlie Austin whose first shot is blocked by Cahill before his second, scuffed strike is saved by Courtois. Entering the final seven minutes, will we have a winner?


A fine save from Thibaut Courtois keeps QPR from taking the lead. The ball is rolled into Matt Phillips and he turns and smashes one goalwards from eight yards but the Belgian turns the ball behind for a corner. Just 25 minutes to go and this really is anyone's game.


Oscar on for Ramires for Chelsea as they look to add a bit more creativity to their midfield. rare attacking moment in the second half for the Blues as they win a corner and somehow Ivanovic can't make contact from six yards out.


More QPR pressure as a free-kick is only half cleared and when Sandro finds Clint Hill, his curling shot towards the back post is saved by Courtois, with Austin in close facinity to pounce on any scraps. Now Joey Barton passes up a golden chance to feed Austin when he shoots optimistically from 30 yards.


A half chance at the start of the second half and again it comes the way of QPR as Matt Phillips swings a cross in towards the back post but it is beyond both Bobby Zamora and the back post of Courtois' goal. Chelsea not got going in this second half.


Players out and the second half is under way at Loftus Road. No changes.


Half time: QPR 0-0 Chelsea

Feisty first half at Loftus Road where QPR are playing their part in the goalless draw with Chelsea. Chances have been almost non-existent, bar Charlie Austin's shot which was saved by Thibaut Courtois, but Chelsea are having things anything but their own way. Big second half at both ends on the way.


First save of any note in this first half and it comes from Thibaut Courtois, who pushes out Charlie Austin's effort from range after Bobby Zamora's header lands a at the feet of the QPR striker. All Rangers as half time approaches.


This game is slowly turning into a real struggle for Chelsea with QPR chasing every second ball, and often getting there first. Zamora is the latest individual to pile on the pressure and force Terry into a mistake which see Cahill put the ball behind for a corner. A real physical battle this, not pretty, but it is seeing QPR flex their survival muscle.


Very scrappy game at Loftus Road now and you fancy that is how the home side will like it, with Chelsea unable to build any momentum. Should the first goal go the way of the away side, you fancy that might be that however. Crucial that QPR keep their concentration.


Chelsea now threaten at the other end. Fabregas' corner goes over everyone and when Ivanovic pulls the ball back with a cushioned volley, QPR are forced to hack the ball away from their line. Willian crosses from the right and it catches out Rob Green and hits the near post before Rangers clear again. Warning for the hosts.


First glimmer of a chance for QPR as Matt Phillips gets in behind Azpilicueta and crosses towards Charlie Austin, but Thibaut Courtois claims the ball.


Under way at Loftus Road. Big one at both ends this one.


Teams coming out of the tunnel at Loftus Road. Sun decked afternoon in West London but who will be bathing in the attaining of three points by the end of the day? Kick-off fast approaching.


Today's game is the 700th over the ownership of Roman Abramovich and a win for Chelsea today would see them take a giant step towards claiming their fourth league title during the Russian's spell in West London. How will Didier Drogba cope leading the Blues attack without Costa or Remy in reserve? Much onus on player of the year candidate Eden Hazard you feel.


Just one change for QPR from the 3-3 draw with Aston Villa as Karl Henry comes into the midfield in place of Niko Kranjcar. For Chelsea, Diego Costa is out as expected, but so Loic Remy who has a calf problem. Didier Drogba leads the attack while Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic both start despite being a yellow card away from missing the visit of Manchester United next week.



Queens Park Rangers: Green, Isla, Caulker, Onuoha, Hill, Phillips, Sandro, Barton, Henry, Zamora, Austin.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Willian, Hazard, Drogba.


The first of two massive derbies in the Premier League takes us to West London where relegation threatened QPR host title chasing Chelsea. Defeats for Hull and Sunderland mean victory for Rangers today will see them climb out of the bottom three, while a win for Chelsea sees them reestablish their seven-point lead over Arsenal. The visitors are without their top scorer Diego Costa so could this be QPR's chance to spring a surprise? Unbeaten in their last two are Chris Ramsey's side. Team news on the way.