Stamford Bridge to host first London derby of 2013
Stamford Bridge to host first London derby of 2013 when they host QPR
The game will take place on Wednesday afternoon, at 16h45 (CAT), with Stamford Bridge set to host the highly anticipated encounter.
Since Rafael Benitez’s arrival at the club, Chelsea seem to have returned to the thick of things as they seemed to have managed a combine a good combination of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres in the same line-up.
After little more than a month at helm of the intimidating Chelsea bench, Chelsea’s best have started to warm-up to the Spaniard are have started to produce the goods and they same to be on track to contend for a Champions League berth once again.
On the other hand, QPR are looking more and more likely to face relegation, as the weeks go past, and their 3-0 bashing to Liverpool did them no favours as they lay bottom of the Premier League log.
They have, however, been boosted with the knowledge that their Moroccan star, Adel Taarabt, has been excluded from the African Cup of Nations squad traveling to South Africa, allowing him to help fight off the dreaded drop.
Although it may look to be a walk in the park for the might Blues, goals won’t be as easy to come by like their 8-0 demolition of Aston Villa.
Despite having 12 of their 20 games, the London minnows only seem to lose their fixtures by a goal and have managed to notch up a fair amount of draws.
The two teams are headed in completely different directions but with the promise of a New Year bringing in even better things from what they ended 2012 on; Chelsea may just take home the three points.