• English Barclays Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance: 41,634
  • Wright-Phillips, 78

live commentary


93 mins: David Luiz hits one from 25 yards over the bar. That could be it

92 mins: Adel Taarabt replaced by Kieron Dyer

90 mins:There will be three minutes of added time.

89 mins:A cross put in is met by Branislav Ivanovic, who flicks his header over the bar

89 mins: Esteban Granero replaced by Ji-Sung Park

88 mins:For all their possession, Chelsea have not really created many clear-cut chancees.

86 mins:Chelsea have a dangerous free kick right on the edge of the area, but David Luiz hits it straight into the wall. A real waste.

86 mins: Clint Hill shown a yellow card

84 mins:Chelsea have long resorted to too many aimless balls into the box and long range shot tonight. The fans aren't liking what they are seeing

82 mins:At the moment QPR are hanging on well and their defence is dealing with everything Chelsea can throw at them

79 mins: Frank Lampard replaced by Ramires

78 mins:GOAL. Chelsea 0-1 QPR, a goal from Shaun Wright-Phillips. A Hoops cornes come out to Adel Taarabt on the edge of the area, his lay off is hit by SWP into the bottom right hand corner

77 mins:Redknapp will be happy with how his defenders are managing to deal comfortably with a lot that Chelsea are throwing at them

75 mins:The Chelsea fans are getting more and more frustrated at what they are seeing from their side, with 15 minutes left on the clock

74 mins: Victor Moses replaced by Juan Mata

70 mins:The home side are playing with more desire going forward, but they're trying to force it at times and the final ball continues to be wayward

67 mins:Chelsea have the ball in the net through Frank Lampard but the flag is up for offside

66 mins: Eden Hazard cleverly finds Victor Moses, whose shot towards the far post is just wide of the target

64 mins: David Luiz fires a long range strike high into the crowd

62 mins:From the resulting corner, Shaun Derry is in space and puts his header straight at Ross Turnbull

61 mins: Adel Taarabt plays in Jamie Mackie behind the Chelsea defence and Gary Cahill has to get back to put in a fabulous recovery tackle and clear the danger

59 mins: Marko Marin replaced by Eden Hazard

57 mins:The game is opening up. A rare QPR counter ends with Esteban Granero curling a shot into the arms of Ross Turnbull

53 mins:A Chelsea ball ends up running to Torres Fernando Torres and his near post strike is brilliantly saved by a flying Julio César

52 mins:Chelsea corner comes in and Branislav Ivanovic heads it narrowly over from close range. It glances the top of the crossbar

51 mins:Neat play between Marko Marin and Oscar ends with the latter sliding the ball into the patch of Frank Lampard, but his shot is blocked

49 mins:Great play for Marko Marin following a corner, he gets to the byline and his low cross in only inches from Victor Moses directing it into the goal

46 mins:No changes made by either side at half time

45 mins:QPR kick off the second half


46 mins: Frank Lampard in a bit of space 20 yards out but his attempted lob goes over the bar

45 mins:There will be two minutes added time played

44 mins:Better for Chelsea. Oscar has a shot that takes a deflection and is saved by Julio César. The ball then ends up with Victor Moses and he fires over from the edge of the area

43 mins:The Stamford Bridge faitful are now getting restless and very vocal in their criticism

42 mins:It has been a dull first half with neither side really creating anything in the final third. Time after time after time the final ball is poor

39 mins:Fernando Torres gets the ball on the right side of the area but his left foot strike is weak and rolls straight at Julio César

37 mins: Branislav Ivanovic hits another long range when given too much space but it flies very high and very wide

34 mins: Shaun Wright-Phillips cuts inside from the left on his right foot and hits a shot that goes a long way wide

32 mins: Marko Marin and plays in Oscar on the left side of the area. The Brazilian goes for a curler that Clint Hill deflects wide of the target

30 mins:The home side do look a different team without Eden Hazard and Juan Mata to make things happen in the final third

28 mins:Chelsea have enjoyed a lot of the ball but not done enough to really trouble QPR. Branislav Ivanovic blasts one miles over from 25 yards

26 mins: Shaun Wright-Phillips gets free and controls an Esteban Granero pass. He hits it early and it goes comfortably wide

24 mins: Marko Marin curls a shot high over the bar from just outside the area

23 mins:A Chelsea corner comes in from the right and, after it misses two others, it hits an unprepared Fernando Torres and rolls wide of the far post

21 mins:A lively counter from Chelsea ends quickly as Oscar fires a long range effort wide

19 mins: Adel Taarabt hits an optimistic long-range low drive that Ross Turnbull has to stop

18 mins:Oscar is down after a clash of heads between him and team-mate David Luiz

15 mins:An injured Junior Hoilett is replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips

14 mins:A deflected cross from Victor Moses bounces to David Luiz. His attempted half volley goes into the turn and bounces over the bar

12 mins: Adel Taarabt with the first forward play for the visitors, he runs at the Chelsea defence but his final ball is woeful

11 mins:For all of Chelsea's dominance with the ball so far, Harry Redknapp will be happy as QPR have held a good defensive shape - but it's still early doors

10 mins:Some good touches from Oscar and Victor Moses as Chelsea dominate possession and try to inject some pace into their play

8 mins:Little action going forward for either team so far. The big talking point remains only the yellow for Marko Marin

6 mins:Chelsea are looking to make a patient start as Frank Lampard drops back to get the ball and act as the attacking pivot for the home side

4 mins: Marko Marin could be lucky to stay on the pitch. An ugly and late challenge but he is given only a yellow card

2 mins:A scrappy start at Stamford Bridge and Julio César takes a chance with a back-pass and Marko Marin almost steals it off him

Chelsea get the game underway

3 mins:QPR: Cesar; Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Fabio; Derry; Mackie, Mbia, Granero, Hoilett; Taarabt.

2 mins:Chelsea: Turnbull; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Bertrand, D Luiz, Lampard; Moses, Oscar, Marin, Torres

1 mins:Welcome to coverage of the Premier League game between Chelsea and QPR from Stamford Bridge

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance: 41,634
  • Wright-Phillips, 78

match report

It was a happy New Year for Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, with the Premier League's bottom club stunning capital rivals Chelsea 1-0.

Shaun Wright-Phillips ensured Harry Redknapp's side made the best possible start to 2013, with the ex-Chelsea winger returning to haunt his former employers with a stinging drive which moved QPR level on points with Reading and five adrift of safety.

Marko Marin, making his first start for Chelsea, was extremely lucky to escape a fourth-minute red card from referee Lee Mason after driving into the shin of Stephane Mbia with a one-footed, studs-first challenge.

QPR then suffered a setback when Junior Hoilett limped off in the 16th minute with what appeared to be a hamstring problem, resulting in Wright-Phillips' arrival from the bench.

The visitors rarely escaped their own half during the opening period, but defended resolutely with skipper Clint Hill nodding clear a curling shot from Oscar.

Chelsea then lost their way in the 10 minutes before half-time, the result of a lack of urgency and series of errors, but shots from Oscar and Frank Lampard brought them back to life.

Victor Moses wasted a glorious chance three minutes after the interval when he steered Marin's fast pass wide when only four yards out.

QPR's goal was coming under growing pressure with Branislav Ivanovic grazing the crossbar, David Luiz seeing a rocket blocked and only a brave save by Julio Cesar denying Fernando Torres from point-blank range.

Adel Taarabt and Wright-Phillips combined superbly to tee up Esteban Granero but the Spaniard's shot was plucked from the air by goalkeeper Ross Turnbull, who started ahead of groin injury victim Petr Cech.

QPR were now in the ascendancy with Jamie Mackie denied a one on one with Turnbull by a last-ditch tackle from Gary Cahill before Shaun Derry's header was caught by the Chelsea goalkeeper.

Lampard then stabbed the ball home but the flag had been raised for offside in what was a close, but correct, call.

Once again Chelsea faded and this time QPR took advantage, working the ball from a corner via Taarabt to Wright-Phillips, who drove the ball into the bottom left corner of the net from the edge of the area.

Ivanovic nodded over the crossbar in the dying moments and QPR held on for a precious three points.

team line-up

22Ross Turnbull
24Gary Cahill
28César Azpilicueta
2Branislav Ivanovic
34Ryan Bertrand
21Marko Marin60
8Frank Lampard79
4David Luiz
13Victor Moses75
9Fernando Torres


19Paulo Ferreira
10Juan Mata75
17Eden Hazard60
3Ashley Cole
35Lucas Piazon
40Henrique Hilário


Lee Mason

team line-up

33Julio César
17Ryan Nelsen
15Nedum Onuoha
6Clint Hill
4Shaun Derry
14Esteban Granero90
40Stéphane Mbia
23Junior Hoilett16
10Adel Taarabt93
12Jamie Mackie


5Anton Ferdinand
18Kieron Dyer93
1Robert Green
32Alejandro Faurlin
7Park Ji-Sung90
11Shaun Wright-Phillips16
9Djibril Cissé


Lee Mason

match stats

possession %6336
shots on target23
shots off target133
tackles won713