The R’s have performed ok against their West London rivals in recent times with a win and a draw bookending last season’s 6-1 loss and they have former Blues winger Shaun Wright-Phillips to thank for their much-needed victory this time around.
The 31-year old netted the only goal of the game in the 78th minute to allow Harry Redknapp’s men to join second-bottom Reading on 13 points, making it two wins from their past five outings, and their second clean sheet in the Premier League against the Blues this season following the scoreless draw in September.
Wright-Phillips came on to replace the injured Junior Hoilett after 15 minutes and it was he who clinched the points for his side when he drove home into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box after receiving a pass from Adel Taarabt.
QPR defended resolutely throughout in a much-improved showing from their 3-0 home loss to Liverpool last time out whilst Chelsea will go away and lick their wounds after winning four on the trot prior.
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