QPR defender Anton Ferdinand goes into their FA Cup tie with Chelsea on the back of a death threat. The Daily Mai says Ferdinand is agonising over whether to play in the FA Cup tie against Chelsea after receiving a death threat and a gun pellet in the post.

In a shocking development just hours before the fourth-round clash, Hammersmith and Fulham police were alerted to a package sent to Queens Park Rangers for the attention of Ferdinand.

And the QPR defender, who had told manager Mark Hughes he wanted to play, had been banned from opening any post addressed to him at the club due to the number of threats already received.