Chelsea vs. Queens Park Rangers: Getting desperate for Harry Redknapp

Michael Regan

QPR are very desperate for points, but they'll find them hard to come by at Stamford Bridge.

The much-hyped post-court case battle between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea this fall produced a dull 0-0 draw where a fierce, hotly contested derby should have taken place. Hopefully, with new management on both sides, Wednesday evening's encounter is a bit more entertaining for the neutrals.

After a very rocky start under Rafael Benitez, Chelsea look like they might finally be hitting their stride. They're probably in too much of a hole to compete for a title, but they look like a team that should comfortably finish in the top four to put themselves in a great position to excel when either Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho becomes their club savior this summer.

QPR are in a much different situation, sitting on the bottom of the table. If it takes 40 points to survive in the Premier League most seasons, they need to start racking up results quickly. It's a little more than halfway through the year, and they're only on 10 points.

Chelsea injuries and suspensions

Out: Petr Cech (groin), Oriol Romeu (knee). In doubt: Ryan Bertrand (groin), John Terry (knee).

Queens Park Rangers injuries and suspensions

Out: Kieran Dyer (knock), Jose Bosingwa (back), Bobby Zamora (thigh), Andy Johnson (knee). In doubt: Park Ji-Sung (knee).

Both Bertrand and Terry will be in doubt up until warm-ups, and neither is expected to start against QPR on Wednesday. Park has recently returned to training after a knee injury and could be in contention to start.

Match date/time: Wednesday, 7:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England

TV: FOX Soccer (U.S. - English), FOX Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Sportsnet World (Canada)

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