Chelsea 2-1 QPR: Oscar magic and Hazard penalty secure win

Chelsea 2 - 1 Queens Park Rangers

  • 32" Oscar
  • 62" Charlie Austin
  • 75" Eden Hazard (pen)

Ref: Mike Jones
Attendance: 41,486

Chelsea Stand

Oscar and Eden Hazard scored for Chelsea this afternoon.

Chelsea have defeated QPR 2-1 in their local derby this afternoon.

Chelsea opened the scoring in the first-half, with perhaps one of the early contenders for goal of the season. Good build-up play from Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas saw the Spaniard role the ball into the path of Oscar on the right. The Brazilian then struck the ball, with pure Samba style, on the outside of his right boot beyond QPR stopper Rob Green.

Chelsea were the better team for much of the game but the arrival of Bobby Zamora seemed to shake up the Chelsea defence in the second half. Eventually it told. A sweeping counter attack saw Thibaut Courtois punch a cross-shot into the path of Leroy Fer on the edge of the box. The Dutchman's shot was tame, but Charlie Austin nonchalantly tucked the ball away with a sweet back-heel for 1-1.

However they were not behind for long. Eden Hazard stormed into the box and Eduardo Vargas bundled into him to concede a penalty. Hazard dusted himself off before calmly slotting in the winner.

Statistics

Chelsea

Queens Park Rangers

Possession

64.5%
35.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Chelsea

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • John Terry
  • Filipe Luis
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Willian
  • Oscar
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Diego Costa

Substitutes

  • André Schürrle
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Petr Cech
  • Nathan Aké
  • Didier Drogba
  • Ramires

Queens Park Rangers

  • Robert Green
  • Mauricio Isla
  • Richard Dunne
  • Yun Suk-Young
  • Steven Caulker
  • Sandro
  • Junior Hoilett
  • Karl Henry
  • Eduardo Vargas
  • Leroy Fer
  • Charlie Austin

Substitutes

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • Bobby Zamora
  • Brian Murphy
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Armand Traore
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Clint Hill

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