Queen Park Rangers managed to earn a point at home and spoil Chelsea's perfect record as the two sides played to a scoreless draw at Loftus Road. Eden Hazard will probably want to just delete the game film from this one as he failed to covert on two great chances that could have given Chelsea the full points.
Alright, lets get this out of the way. The much talked about pre-match handshakes went down and as promised, QPR's Anton Ferdinand refused to shake hands with both John Terry and Ashley Cole. Terry tried to shake Ferdinand's hand and apparently said something to him, but Cole smartly just made no motion and let the moment past. Now, on to the game.
First half was an ugly and physical affair, sprinkled with moments of almost brilliance. You may ask yourself if I'm describing a game or a donut, but I assure you, it was a game. Chelsea had all the chances on goal, with Eden Hazard having the best early. Hazard got in behind the QPR defense but was denied by a great save from newly acquired goalkeeper Julio Cesar. From there things were ugly and physical as referee Andre Marriner did not have a grip on the proceedings at all. He appeared to foul up a clear penalty call when Shaun Wright Phillips took out Hazard in the box, but he waved the challenge away for a goal kick.
QPR wasted a couple chances in the second half, none better than after a terrible giveaway that allowed Bobby Zamora to break in free on Petr Cech. Fortunately for Chelsea, Zamora showed all the speed and creativity of a semi-truck trying to do a 3 point turn and the Blues' defense recovered. Hazard should have stolen the full points for Chlesea late but missed an absolute sitter, skying his shot over the basically empty net.
Excellent defensive effort from QPR who frustrated Fernando Torres and made the plays when needed as they earned their second point of the season. Chelsea remains atop the league with 10 points.