The West London Derby promises to be an interesting affair especially after Chelsea’s recent results. Both teams have points to prove, and try to avoid the defeat at all costs, the only problem being that Chelsea is on the first place in the table, while Queen’s Park Rangers are on the 19th, which is a sure relegation zone.
Chelsea retain the first place by remaining unbeaten so far in Premier League, but they will not take any pride in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United. The good news is that both Diego Costa and Ramires are fit for the Saturday game, which gives them another boost for being the obvious favorites to win outright. The Blues will remember the last time they played against QPR and the visitors won. To avoid that Jose Mourinho will most likely send in the best he has at his disposal, though if they could shake the Costa dependence they would realize there are other options to score.
QPR have only two wins in nine matches, the most recent one against Aston Villa, and are struggling since coming back to the top tier. Kranjcar and Vargas are two of the players who can keep up with the biggest Premier League names. Kranjcar is also very good with shooting from distance while Vargas does not need further introduction as everyone remembers his antics with Chile during the World Cup.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 14 competitive matches, while QPR lost all their away fixtures up to this point. Bet365 gives the Blues 1.16 odds for an outright win, QPR has 15.00 for an upset and a draw has 7.00 odds. The Blues for both halves with 1.50 odds, over 2.5 goals with 1.47 odds and Chelsea with a -2 handicap has 2.25 odds. Costa to score anytime has 1.57 odds, Drogba 1.72 and Hazard 2.25 odd. We are betting 8 units on Chelsea to win both halves at 2.10 odds from Bet365.
Chelsea London: Team’s Formation
Queens Park Rangers: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Chelsea to score in both halves