Chelsea make the very short journey to White City on Sunday hoping to win their fourth game on the bounce and this is the last Premier League game where the Blues will be missing the suspended Fernando Torres.
The Spaniard looked sharp when scoring a brace against Genk on Wednesday night and will surely replace Didier Drogba in the starting line-up unless the Ivorian can start plundering goals in time-honoured fashion. Drogba has been one of the best goalscorers in Premier League history, although he has managed just one goal this season.
Chelsea are massive favourites at 2/5 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets) to win this match and Andre Villas-Boas’ saw his team win 5-1 at Bolton on their last outing after coming out of the traps flying. Therefore, there are sure to be plenty of takers when it comes to the even money that the visitors lead at half-time and full-time.
QPR have had a strange start to the season. A 3-0 win at Wolves illustrated their potential to stay in the Premier League although they have been largely insipid at home and last weekend’s 1-1 draw at home to Blackburn was a case in hand.
We should remember that Neil Warnock has got little time to get a bunch of new players to gel and that DJ Campbell is a long-term absentee, although confidence levels will be soaring if the Hoops manager to land a draw at 7/2, while the home win is a 7/1 shot.
Daniel Sturridge is the in-form player for Chelsea after scoring in both of the team’s recent Premier League matches and it would be no surprise to see him continuing this run against a team that might be overwhelmed by the Blues.