Predicted Chelsea and QPR line-ups: Diego Costa back!

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Match to be played on Saturday 1st November 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Stamford Bridge, West London.

Chelsea will have been buoyed by the news that Diego Costa is once again "available" for selection, as Jose Mourinho confirmed the player is back in contention for a starting role earlier today, Friday, ahead of the club's West London derby with Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea bought Diego Costa for an approximate £30 million sum in the summer transfer window - a fee that appears to be modest with hindsight as the 26-year-old has been in lethal form having returned nine goals from just seven appearances.

Considering Queens Park Rangers have a negative ten goal difference, the Spaniard will likely be backed to bust the net against Harry Redknapp's side, yet QPR have their own forward in a rich vein of form.

QPR managed to prop themselves up from the depths of the division as they triumphed by a 2-0 score over Aston Villa, with Charlie Austin banging in a goal either side of the break. He will no doubt keep his place but may find it hard to breach a defence high on stringency - and one that features John Terry, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic.

Rio Ferdinand will not feature for QPR as he is serving his tree-match ban for Twittering. Nedum Onuoha is injured while Joey Barton and Jordan Mutch continue to recover.

Predicted Chelsea line-up: Thibaut Courtois; Filipe Luis, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic; Nemanja Matic, Francesc Fabregas; Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Diego Costa.

Predicted QPR line-up: Rob Green; Yun Suk-Young, Richard Dunne, Steven Caulker, Mauricio Isla; Sandro, Junior Hoilett, Karl Henry, Leroy Fer, Eduardo Vargas; Charlie Austin.

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