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Thread: QPR vs Chelsea 28/01/2012 12:00 GMT

  1. #21
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    Good win for us, we are now through.
    Team played well overall, the passes up front could have been better though. Im sure we can keep this clean sheet going game after game

  2. #22
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    From the official site:

    Posted on: Sat 28 Jan 2012

    A Juan Mata penalty an hour into the game settled Saturday lunchtime's fourth round FA Cup tie. It was an unremarkable derby but unlike the league defeat here in October, the Chelsea team maintained our discipline in defence and in the tackle to limit the home side's threat.

    Our chances were limited but Daniel Sturridge could have been awarded a second-half penalty before referee Mike Dean did give the decisive but disputed spot-kick for a shove on the same striker.

    The bad news to come from Loftus Road was an injury to Ramires that resulted in the Brazilian being carried off on a stretcher, clearly in pain.

    Best moment
    Knockout cup football is all the result so the highlight of the early afternoon in west London was Mata demonstrating he can be added to our list of penalty takers. It was his first goal since the third round against Portsmouth.

    Team news
    Branislav Ivanovic returned at right-back for his first game since the away match at Spurs before Christmas. Jose Bosingwa made way. Florent Malouda was chosen as injured Frank Lampard's replacement in midfield. Gary Cahill was on the bench for the first time.

    QPR were unchanged. New signing Nedum Onuoha was on their bench.

    First half
    John Terry and Ashley Cole both won tackles within the first minute inside an initially noisy Loftus Road stadium although the home fans surprisingly failed to fill all their seats. Three thousand Chelsea fans packed the away end. The pre-match handshakes between the teams were suspended for this game.

    As Chelsea pushed forward, Cole laid a nicely weighted pass into the path of Malouda but the cross that followed was too high for Torres.

    On eight minutes, Sturridge thumped a shot from 30 yards out but his radar was all askew. He did better soon after with a crossfield ball to Mata that switched play well but the first chance Mata had for a shot came thanks to an 11th minute slip by Rangers right-back Luke Young. The Spaniard's well-struck effort bounced off the keeper but Ramires could only force a corner with the rebound.

    It had been a high-profile build up to the game but it was a low-key first 45 minutes. Chelsea continued to look the team most likely. Terry and Cole did well to earn a corner which the Chelsea skipper headed on but David Luiz's ambitious over-head kick cleared the bar.

    QPR were making mistakes but Chelsea were lacking the accuracy in our passing to make the most of them. When the home side tried to push forward it was mostly down their left but Ivanovic was coping well with Wright-Phillips. The former Chelsea man was booked on 28 minutes for a late tackle on Meireles.

    Five minutes later Torres showed good control in the area and crossed but when it was cleared, Meireles kept the ball airborne with one touch and then volleyed wide with a second.

    Meireles, not for the first time in the game, then lost the ball in the Chelsea half but Wright-Phillips's shot was wayward. The Chelsea fans behind that goal let him know by way of song that it was the type of attempt from the winger they had witnessed before.

    One of the best moves of the half came via a Mata backheel and a Ramires burst beyond the closest defender but the Brazilian's cross flew across the face of goal at pace.

    Chelsea were favouring the long diagonal ball forward but when such a combination between David Luiz and Mata gave Malouda a shooting chance, he dragged his effort tamely wide.

    Second half
    QPR made a switch up front for the restart due to injury, Federico Macheda replacing Heidar Helguson and it was a change that did not improve the home side's penetration. Their centre-back Fitz Hall was booked two minutes in for a handball as he battled with Torres.

    Chelsea were playing with a better intensity and tempo than the first half and were camped inside the Rangers half. Torres with quick feet supplied Sturridge for a rocket of a shot that missed the target by not much more than a foot.

    On 57 minutes, Ramires left two Rangers midfielders in his wake but rather than playing a pass centrally for Torres, opted to delay and move it out to Sturridge on the right. He ran to the byline and appeared to be tripped just as the ball went out for a corner. There were appeals from Chelsea but no penalty given.

    Three minutes later referee Mike Dean did point to the spot. Mata had chipped a ball into the area and Sturridge facing goal was pushed in the back by Clint Hill. The Rangers player was incensed when a penalty was awarded but of two debatable decisions in quick succession, one had gone their way and one hadn't. There were also similarities with the penalty awarded against David Luiz that decided the previous game between these sides.

    In the absence of Drogba and Lampard, it fell to Mata to take the penalty which he did well with a low drive.

    Chelsea's first player booked was Cole, for a foul on Wright-Phillips just inside the Chelsea half and as the free-kick was played in, Cech punched clear. There was a follow-up shot blocked and a scramble in which Ramires suffered the injury that ended his game. He was carried off with legs immobilised.

    With 78 minutes played, Romeu rather than Essien was the player to come on. The shape changed to 4-2-3-1 with Mata now more central.

    The home team pushed forward in the closing stages, as they had to, but although Chelsea conceded a few free-kicks in our half, an equaliser never looked a realistic possibility. Romeu was booked in the final moments for a sliding foul on Smith before with seconds to go, Cech made a sprawling save from Young's shot. Thankfully the ball came out to Wright-Phillips who skied his shot.

    At the final whistle the entire Chelsea team went down to the away end and applauded the backing they had received from our fans.

    We will discover our fifth round opponents when the draw is made on Sunday afternoon at approx. 3.40pm.

    Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Ivanovic; D Luiz, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires (Romeu 78), Meireles, Malouda; Sturridge, Torres, Mata (Essien 90).
    Unused subs Turnbull, Bosingwa, Bertrand, Cahill, Lukaku.
    Scorer Mata 61 pen.
    Booked Cole 72, Romeu 90+5.

    QPR (4-4-2): Kenny; Young, Hall, Ferdinand, Hill; Mackie, Barton (c), Buzsaky (Hulse 78), Wright-Phillips; Smith, Helguson (Macheda h-t).
    Unused subs Cerny, Orr, Onuaha, Ephraim, Derry.
    Booked Wright-Phillips 28, Hall 47.

    Referee Mike Dean.
    Crowd 15,728.

  3. #23
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    Good win, although we managed it through a penalty, but we could have played more cleverly to improve our chances. QPR played quite tough. Thanks to Petr Cech for those wonderful saves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutchinson56 View Post
    Mark Hughes looking remarkably like Mike from the Young Ones:

    lol - he looks exactly like him

  5. #25
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    Awful match. Soooooo boring. Is it AVB or players?Ofcourse players and thats why we need new signing, or we will end up on 6th place.


    Cech-7 <---good performance, not much to defend
    Ivanović-7 <---Good display
    Luiz-6,5 <---still few begginers mistake, otherwise good in attacking. I'd try him as RB. Why?Very good attacker, good croses and pases. He'd rip opponents defence apart, and also good defender

    Terry-6,5 <---nothing special to say

    A.Cole 7 <--- Good performance

    Meireles 6,5 <---pretty sharp today

    Ramires 7 <---pretty sharp today, i hope that injury is nothing special and that he will get soon fast.

    Malouda 5,5 <--- bad performance

    Sturridge 7 <---good performance, tried really hard to be on scoring list. He deserved it though.

    Torres 6,5 <---average, nothing special to say. Few good and few bad things from him

    Mata 8 <---player of the match, very good performance as usual.If we had more players like him, we'd be like Barcelona. Believe me.

    Romeu 7 <---good performance

    Essien - can't rate

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