Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp says QPR deserved a point. Ian Walton/Getty Images Sport

Harry Redknapp has admitted Chelsea are the best team in the Premier League but believes QPR could have secured at least a point at Stamford Bridge after a "harsh" penalty decision.

QPR provided one of their better displays of the season and managed to cancel out Oscar's opener with Charlie Austin's goal in the second half.

But Eden Hazard secured the victory for Chelsea from the penalty spot minutes later after being fouled by Eduardo Vargas.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he believed the decision was correct but Redknapp was left unhappy with the referee decision.

"I thought it was a harsh penalty, yes. It was two little men going shoulder to shoulder. It was a harsh one. I'm not saying it wasn't a penalty, just that it was a soft penalty. The referee's made an honest decision," the QPR boss said.

"I wouldn't say he went down easily. They shoulder-barged each other, hit each other and Vargas bounced him off. I wouldn't say he dived."

Nevertheless, Redknapp was happy with the team performance, claiming they deserved a point against the best team in the Premier League.

"We've worked hard like that in the last couple of games. We had a couple of away games where we didn't play well at all, but the home games have not been a problem and we worked hard in an away game today.

"There have been lots of positives in the last three games and today we worked hard against the best team in the country. We deserved a point. Obviously they controlled most of the game – they're going to, they've got fantastic players.

"It was a good away performance, we just didn't get quite the rewards I hoped we'd get."