For the first time in the reign of Rafa Benitez I was confident the team would get a result, particularly against the bottom of the table side.
I however learnt my lesson the hard way today as a much rotated Chelsea team performed terribly and despite being rarely threatened were undone by a QPR side that outworked and outmuscled a poor Chelsea side.
Initially I was pleased to see some rotation of the squad however the lack of Eden Hazard and Juan Mata stripped us of the spark needed and despite pressing created few chances of note.
The air has been taken out of the media’s “everyone love Rafa campaign” and it will be interesting to see if Benitiez will be brave enough to drop an underperforming Fernando Torres.
This unexpected set back reminds us that we need to keep putting points on the board to ensure we finish in the top four this season and ensure another season playing Champions League football.
Finally fair play to QPR they worked hard and due to their resilience will feel they earned the points with a little bit of magic from Shaun Wright Phillips who must be congratulated for not celebrating in front of his former club.
Win or lose up the blues!