Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season as they secured a 2-1 victory over Premier League strugglers QPR this afternoon.
The league leaders scored the opening goal of the game in sublime style as Brazilian playmaker Oscar struck a fantastic strike past Rob Green before half-time. The Hoops rallied, however, as substitute Charlie Austin got them level after the break with a fine flick.
The Hazard show
But, as Chelsea sent veteran Didier Drogba on after the equaliser, it was star man Eden Hazard who came to the Blues' rescue by winning a penalty. The Belgian international ultiametly converted to hand the Blues all three points.
Thibaut Courtois 7
Another strong afternoon for the Blues shot-stopper, who continues to impress between the sticks. The goal certainly wasn't his fault as he was beaten from six yards.
Ivanovic - 6.5
It took him a bit of time to settle into the game, but eventually got to grips with proceedings. Looked calm and steady on the ball and proved a threat going forward on occasions.
Cahill - 6
Was fairly solid, but will have tougher tests throughout the course of the campaign. Looked strong once again alongside John Terry.
Terry (c) - 7
Another solid outing for the Chelsea veteran who continues to shine in England's elite division. Almost scored with a header late on, but was denied by Rob Green.
Filipe Luis - 6.5
Enjoyed a strong game in the full-back position, and caused QPR problems when going forward. Will be desperate to make the position his own over coming weeks and months.
Matic has been in fine form throughout the course of the season and gave another strong account of himself. Without really stamping his authority on the game, he went about his business well.
Willian - 6.5
Looked a threat all afternoon, but failed to deliver the final ball on a couple of occasions. Was eventually replaced by veteran Didier Drogba.
Oscar - 8
Brazilian ace Oscar opened the scoring in fine style with a quite remarkable strike using the outside of his foot. He was fantastic all day long and produced some wonderful touches in the final third of the pitch.
Hazard - 8
Caused havoc all day long using his pace and skill to turn the QPR's defence inside out. Hazard won the penalty to give Chelsea a 2-1 lead, and ultimately converted it in style.
Fabregas - 7
Once again looked a threat when going forward. Almost scored the opening goal of the game after decent strike mid-way through the first-half. The Spaniard did create the opener, however, as he set-up Oscar.
Costa - 6.5
Was extremely lively in the opening stages, and played his part in the opening goal of the afternoon. May not have scored, but looked as if he was getting back to full fitness. Replaced late on.
Drogba - 6.5
Replaced Willian after QPR's equaliser, and always looked a threat when on the ball. Despite his age, defenders are still worried of his great presence.
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