The big news for Chelsea is that Diego Costa is tipped to start the match after missing out on the clubs last two Premier League matches as he is currently back in training with the squad. Should he start from the kick-off whistle, the in form Didier Drogba is likely to make way as he will be sitting on the bench as back up to Costa with Loic Remy still sidelined. Branislav Ivanovic, who picked up a red card against Manchester United last week will be back in the squad having served his suspension in the Capital One Cup. However, Cesar Azpilicueta will once again not feature in the side with Filipe Luis taking his place as he serves the final match of his three game suspension. Ramires is still carrying a knock but could start on the bench.
Queens Park Rangers (4-5-1): Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Ferdinand, Suk-Young, Vargas, Fer, Sandro, Henry, Hoilett, Austin
Harry Redknapp will be fielding a very similar group of players to the one that came out victorious over Aston Villa on Monday as he will be targeting an upset against the league leaders Chelsea. Queens Park Rangers will be happy if they can pick up a draw as Redknapp could field a very tight five man midfield, sacrificing his two man front line. QPR will be without the services of Alejandro Faurlin, Jordon Mutch and Joey Barton as the trio all have injuries to their name. Nedum Onuoha is still a doubt but could be ready to play from the starting whistle come match day.
Chelsea v QPR at the Bridge, easy three for Chelsea. They’re in some form.
— Ali (@Gerrardology) October 30, 2014
@premierleague lol qpr and chelsea should be fun
— Neji (@LP760) October 30, 2014
— Adam Patrick (@adamlaban1) October 30, 2014
Back in the 2012-2013 season, a struggling Queens Park Rangers shocked Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from former Blues man Shaun Wright-Phillips. Jose Mourinho will be targeting all three points after picking up a draw last week as Harry Redknapp’s side will surely be doing all they can to cause another upset.