Thursday, January 3, 2008

QPR Vs Chelsea: The Record and Memories

QPR vs Chelsea - Past Results and Those Who "Played for Both Teams"-
All time results between Queen's Park Rangers and Chelsea

QPR wins draws Chelsea wins
League 11 15 14
FA Cup 1 1 2
Lge Cup 1 1 0
Total 13 17 16

English Premier Chelsea 1-1 Queen's Park Rangers 23-03-1996
English FA Cup Queen's Park Rangers 1-2 Chelsea 29-01-1996
English Premier Queen's Park Rangers 1-2 Chelsea 02-01-1996

English Premier Chelsea 1-0 Queen's Park Rangers 29-04-1995
English Premier Queen's Park Rangers 1-0 Chelsea 22-03-1995

English Premier Queen's Park Rangers 1-1 Chelsea 13-04-1994
English Premier Chelsea 2-0 Queen's Park Rangers 25-08-1993

English Premier Queen's Park Rangers 1-1 Chelsea 27-01-1993
English Premier Chelsea 1-0 Queen's Park Rangers 29-08-1992

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 2-1 Queen's Park Rangers 18-04-1992
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 2-2 Chelsea 21-09-1991

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 2-0 Queen's Park Rangers 12-01-1991
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 1-0 Chelsea 01-09-1990

English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 4-2 Chelsea 09-12-1989
English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 1-1 Queen's Park Rangers 22-08-1989

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 1-1 Queen's Park Rangers 26-12-1987
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 3-1 Chelsea 12-09-1987

English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 1-1 Chelsea 18-04-1987
English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 3-1 Queen's Park Rangers 01-01-1987

English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 6-0 Chelsea 31-03-1986
English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 1-1 Queen's Park Rangers 19-03-1986
English League Cup Chelsea 0-2 Queen's Park Rangers 29-01-1986
English League Cup Queen's Park Rangers 1-1 Chelsea 22-01-1986

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 1-0 Queen's Park Rangers 06-04-1985
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 2-2 Chelsea 26-12-1984

English Division 2 (old) Chelsea 0-2 Queen's Park Rangers 04-04-1983
English Division 2 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 1-2 Chelsea 27-12-1982

English Division 2 (old) Chelsea 2-1 Queen's Park Rangers 10-04-1982
English Division 2 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 0-2 Chelsea 26-12-1981

English Division 2 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 1-0 Chelsea 17-01-1981
English Division 2 (old) Chelsea 1-1 Queen's Park Rangers 30-08-1980

English Division 2 (old) Chelsea 0-2 Queen's Park Rangers 02-04-1980
English Division 2 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 2-2 Chelsea 18-12-1979

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 1-3 Queen's Park Rangers 17-03-1979
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 0-0 Chelsea 04-11-1978

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 3-1 Queen's Park Rangers 02-05-1978
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 1-1 Chelsea 24-09-1977

English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 1-0 Chelsea 18-03-1975
English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 0-3 Queen's Park Rangers 28-12-1974

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 3-3 Queen's Park Rangers 23-02-1974
English FA Cup Queen's Park Rangers 1-0 Chelsea 15-01-1974
English FA Cup Chelsea 0-0 Queen's Park Rangers 05-01-1974
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 1-1 Chelsea 06-10-1973

English FA Cup Queen's Park Rangers 2-4 Chelsea

English Division 1 (old) Chelsea 2-1 Queen's Park Rangers 19-04-1969
English Division 1 (old) Queen's Park Rangers 0-4 Chelsea 14-09-1968 Soccerbase

Played for Both and QPR and Chelsea
Numerous Chelsea players have gone on to play for QPR. A far smaller number of QPR players went on to play for Chelsea.

Among the Former Chelsea Players Playing for QPR:
Les Allen, Terry Venables, Ray Wilkins, John Hollins, Dave Webb, Barry Bridges, Steve Wicks, Allan Harris, Gavin Peacock (originally from QPR); John Spencer; and on and on down to Smith, Sinclair, Ben Sahar and Mancienne. (Add: Tommy Langley, Richardson, Walker, Chivers, Cunningham, Perkins, Ian Watson, Alan Wilks and Paul Furlong.)
And of course in the managerial field, Dave Sexton and Tommy Docherty!

Among the Former QPR Players Who Played For Chelsea:
[In the other direction, directly or indirectly: Clive Allen, Paul Parker, Steve Wicks, Gavin Peacock, John Hollins, Alan Mayes, Mark Stein, and perhaps a few others)


Stamford Bridge
Saturday 5 January
Third Round
Kick-off: 1500 GMT
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
Replay: Tues, 15 January, 1945 GMT
BBC coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio Five Live & highlights on Match of the Day.

Team news to follow later.


Chelsea are aiming to become the sixth different club to retain the FA Cup. It's a feat that's been achieved 10 times in the history of the competition which originated in 1872.

This is one of eight Premier League against Championship ties in the third round.

Chelsea beat QPR in the quarter-finals on their way to winning the FA Cup for the first time in their history in 1970.

Queen's Park Rangers have not knocked out a Premier League club, since they were in the top-flight themselves; beating West Ham 1-0 at Loftus Road on 28 January 1995.

The League ladder

Chelsea are 35 places higher than QPR in the league standings.



Current form

Lost one of 22 league and cup games; unbeaten in five, winning four of them, including the last two.

Recent FA Cup performance

Only knocked out at the third round stage once in 14 seasons; defeated by Manchester United in 1998.

The Manager

Avram Grant has won one domestic cup as a coach; he guided Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Israeli Cup in 1994.

FA Cup fact

Last knocked out by a lower league club 13 years ago; Millwall drew a fourth round replay 1-1 after extra time at Stamford Bridge and won 5-4 on penalties on 8 February 1995.


Current form

Lost one of seven; won four of six, including the last two with a 7-3 aggregate.

Recent FA Cup performance

Not reached the fourth round for six seasons.

FA Cup fact

Not won an FA Cup tie since last appearing in the fourth round in 2001, after knocking out Luton.


All competitions
These clubs have not played each other since they were both in the Premier League in 1995-96; Chelsea are unbeaten in four, winning two and drawing two since Rangers' 1-0 home win on 22 March 1995. It is their only victory in 12 league and cup games against the Blues.

FA Cup
These clubs have only been drawn together once in the last 34 years; Chelsea won a fourth tie at QPR 1-2 in 1996.BBC

January 5th, FA Cup Third Round - QPR Draw at Chelsea and Win The Replay
January 5th....1974!

Gordon Jago's QPR, in their first season back in the old Division One - and in only their second-ever season in the First Division - travelled to Dave Sexton's "Mighty" Chelsea. And got a draw: 0-0. (Chelsea just prior to the game had transfer listed Peter Osgood and Alan Hudson - QPR should have bought Hudson,like they were linked to.)

QPR's Team that Day:
Clement Mclintock Mancini Gillard
Francis Venables Leach
Thomas Bowles Givens

Ten Days later, January 15, 1974, in an early afternoon, midweek game (it was during the era of the "Three Day Week" industrial action, QPR, with the same team defeated Chelsea 1-0 with Stan Bowles scoring.

QPR's Team that Day:
Clement Mclintock Mancini Gillard
Francis Venables Leach
Thomas Bowles Givens
Sub: Tony Hazell coming on for Bowles


As the countdown continues to our trip to Stamford Bridge, looks back at a memorable past encounter between Chelsea and QPR.
Tuesday, January 15 1974 - FA Cup Third Round Replay
A classic headed goal by Stanley Bowles sent Rangers rampaging into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

This replay was necessary after the sides drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge. The R's dominated that first game and went closest to scoring when a Gerry Francis penalty was pushed away by Chelsea keeper John Phillips.
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With the miners' strike and three day week in operation, the floodlights could not be used at Loftus Road. So the re-match was scheduled for a lunchtime 1.30pm start on Tuesday, January 8. However, after heavy rain the day before, match referee Mr David Smith of Gloucestershire called the tie off less than two hours before the planned kick-off.

QPR then moved quickly to advise spectators of the waterlogged pitch. Within seven minutes of the ref's decision, Rangers had notified the local radio stations, the two London evening papers, the press agencies and television companies. In addition, local police arranged for 'Match Postponed' boards to be displayed at all tube and railway stations en route to the ground.

The fixture was subsequently rearranged for seven days later - again with a 1.30pm Tuesday billing. This was a mild, sunny day but the pitch was very heavy and greasy. And a bumper crowd of 28,715 packed into Loftus Road.

Rangers were fifth in the top flight at the time with Chelsea languishing in 17th spot. The visitors' line-up included John Hollins and David Webb, who were both later destined to move to QPR along with their manager Dave Sexton.

The Super Hoops dominated the replay for long spells on a multi-speckled mud heap of a surface. Frank McLintock had a goal disallowed early on. Then Don Givens sent in a powerful header which squirmed under keeper Phillips but it was hacked off the line by Chelsea defender Marvin Hinton.

We finally made the vital breakthrough on 63 minutes. Dave Thomas dwelt on the ball and then tickled it through to overlapping full-back Dave Clement. He made a brilliant, buccaneering run down the right before crossing for Stan Bowles to nod home in emphatic fashion.

It took the 'Pensioners' 82 minutes to win their first corner. Although they came close to snatching a late and undeserved equaliser. David Webb, who was playing as a makeshift centre-forward, pounced on to a loose clearance and volleyed the ball left footed against the crossbar.

Bowles was stretchered off in the final seconds with a gash on his ankle and a badly bruised calf. This followed a crunching tackle by Chelsea's Ron 'Chopper' Harris, who had already been booked for an earlier challenge on the R's number 10. Harris could well have been sent off it the referee had seen the second incident.

Despite this setback, Rangers held firm to register a first ever victory against our close rivals in a recognised competitive fixture. However, the celebrations at the final whistle were subdued due to an outbreak of serious hooliganism by the Chelsea fans who had been standing at the Loft end.

Wearing their trademark uniform of laced up Dr Martens boots and white flared trousers, they surged forward to demolish the wall that formed a boys' enclosure at the front of the terrace. One spectator was injured in the crush. Then the visitors' supporters stormed through a line of police and on to the playing area in a bid to pull down the goalposts.

R's secretary Ron Phillips told newspapers: "The Loft terrace wall did not give way under pressure. It was deliberate vandalism. It was kicked and pushed down by the Chelsea fans as they tried to get on to the pitch in their disappointment at losing."

Concentrating on the football, Rangers first team coach Steve Burtenshaw said afterwards: "Our team did very well under what was, at times, provocation by Chelsea's robust play. There were some very harsh tackles indeed.

"The conditions were bad but we proved that it is possible to play pure football on any surface if you have the skill. I always felt that the goal would come."

Veteran QPR defender Frank McLintock added: "Stan Bowles is in such a relaxed frame of mind that he played in this tense replay against Chelsea as he does in five-a-side games.

"Stan stopped the ball, shielded it and then threaded it through opponents' legs! You might have imagined that we were in a practise session rather than facing one of the top teams in the country before a 28,000 partisan crowd!"

In his match report in the Sun newspaper, Bob Driscoll wrote: "Bruised...battered...but on top of the world. That's Stan Bowles, the new king of West London...Chelsea have dominated West London for a long time but the crown has been snatched from them by QPR."

This match was the only time in our history that we have defeated Chelsea in the FA far! QPR

FA - Nothing to lose Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers playmaker Akos Buzsaky is preparing himself for something of a reunion this weekend, as the Championship side make the short trip to face FA Cup holders Chelsea in the Third Round.
The Hungarian midfielder has a number of links with the Stamford Bridge outfit, having started his career under Chelsea’s First Team Coach Henk ten Cate at MTK Hungaria, before playing alongside the likes of Ricardo Carvalho and Paulo Ferreira following a move to FC Porto, then managed by former Blues chief Jose Mourinho.
Buzsaky only signed a permanent deal with Rangers this week, after enjoying a successful loan spell from Plymouth Argyle and quickly becoming a crowd favourite at Loftus Road thanks to his skilful displays and six goals, which have made him the Hoops’ top scorer.
The 25-year-old is now relishing the chance to be reunited with his old boss ten Cate (pictured above), who gave him his first professional contract, and line up against both Ferreira and Carvalho on Saturday.
"Henk brought me up and gave me my first professional contract when I was 17,” revealed Buzsaky.
“We know each other well and I worked with him for many years.
"I also used to play with Ricardo Carvalho and Paulo Ferreira, so I know people at Chelsea and I'm looking forward to seeing them.
"I wasn't surprised that Ricardo and Paulo made it to Chelsea. When we were at Porto, they weren't big players - it was the year they won the UEFA Cup.
"But they improved a lot and in two years they went on to become some of the best players in Europe."
With Rangers currently in the lower reaches of the Championship and Chelsea riding high in the top flight, many will see the result as a foregone conclusion, but with the feel-good factor that is seemingly in place at Loftus Road due to a recent takeover and investment and subsequent improvement in form, Buzsaky is bullish about their chances.
"We’re going there to relax and to try and play good football, and anything can happen,” he added.
“We don’t have anything to lose. Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world and if you have the opportunity to play against them, it’s unbelievable.
"Chelsea have a big squad with a lot of great international players and young talent, so they can put a strong team out even without their big stars.
“Everyone knows Chelsea are the favourites but anyone can have a bad day.
"It would be nice to score a few goals and win the game - we are going there to win the game. FA

Akos Buzsaky is relishing this weekend's FA Cup encounter with Premiership big-guns Chelsea.
The Hungarian, who signed a permanent deal with the R's yesterday, knows it won't be easy at Stamford Bridge and says that it will take a lot of hard work and time before we are in a position to challenge with the country's elite week in, week out.
"It's too early to compare ourselves with Chelsea," Buzsaky told
"They are an established Premiership Club, and have one of the best squads in the world.
"But it's great to have the chance to play against them."
Rangers are enjoying a rich vein of form in the Championship, picking up back-to-back wins against Watford and Leicester City, and 25 year-old Buzsaky believes that is what the R's need to concentrate on.
"The main thing for us, and the main focus, is the League," he said.
"We want to go forward step by step."
Buzsaky has found the back of the net six times for the R's since his initial loan switch from Plymouth, but he is quick to point out that it takes more than a goal-scorer to win matches.
"Football is a team sport and I don't want to be selfish by talking about how many goals I want to score this season," he said.
"It is always nice to score, but the most important thing is to win matches. Personally speaking, goals are a bonus."QPR

Ex-QPR John Byrne Recalls Past Massacre of Chelsea
BBC - We tore Chelsea to shreds" - By David McIntyre
John Byrne knows a thing or two about beating Chelsea, so how can his former club QPR somehow overcome them in their FA Cup third-round encounter?
"Pick me and Gary Bannister!" he jokingly told BBC Sport.
"'Banno' and I probably couldn't run for a bus now. But we loved playing against Chelsea, that's for sure."
They certainly did.
Bannister netted two hat-tricks against them for QPR, one of them in a 6-0 mauling of the Blues at Loftus Road in 1986, in which Byrne scored twice.
It will remain QPR's greatest victory over their neighbours unless the current team achieves the unthinkable on Saturday.
Weeks before the six-goal demolition of a title-chasing Chelsea side, Byrne also hit the net in a League Cup quarter-final tussle with them, which Rangers won in a replay on their way to the final.
"The cup game was great itself but the 6-0 win a few weeks later was amazing and thinking about it brings back great memories," said Byrne.
"We tore them to shreds. Doug Rougvie, who was playing at centre-back for Chelsea, was a fearsome player and he was absolutely furious. By the end, Doug was looking for blood.
"We had the Milk Cup final coming up a couple of weeks later. Banno and me didn't want to get injured so having destroyed Chelsea, we spent the last part of the match avoiding Doug, who was an angry man.
"We stayed away from him. Banno went to play on one wing and I went and played on the other!
"It was an unbelievable game to play in. We just played so, so well and everything we did came off. They couldn't handle us that day."
Byrne's tormenting of Chelsea was not confined to his QPR days.
The former Republic of Ireland forward's equaliser for Sunderland in an FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge in 1992 took the tie to a replay.
Sunderland, then a Second Division team, won the return match and went on to face Liverpool in the final.
"I always seemed to do well against Chelsea," Byrne recalled.
"I scored for QPR at Stamford Bridge one year and of course there was the goal for Sunderland. I did seem to have the Indian sign over Chelsea when I played against them.
"Games between QPR and Chelsea used to be great and the atmosphere was brilliant - especially at Loftus Road.
"The ground is so tight with the crowd practically on top of you and you can't beat the place for atmosphere.
"They were great days for Rangers and I've some great memories of my time there."
Byrne's swagger and his strike partnership with Bannister formed part of an era in which QPR were often west London's leading club.
This is the FA Cup and anything can happen
John Byrne
For the best part of two decades they fared better than their counterparts from SW6 and put them to the sword on a number of occasions.
Rangers finished above Chelsea in 15 of the 22 seasons prior to their relegation from the top division in 1996.
How times have changed.
This weekend the two clubs meet in the FA Cup, 12 years after Chelsea won a third-round clash 2-1 against a QPR side on their way to relegation from the top flight.
Since losing their Premiership status, Rangers have been in - and almost returned to - administration and the third tier of English football, suffering a multitude of problems on and off the pitch.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have grown into one of Europe's top clubs, taking on the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan while QPR have faced the likes of Chesterfield and Wrexham.
The gulf between the clubs is currently massive and Saturday's game has the makings of a mismatch.
The hope for Rangers is that the gap is about to close and that the recent takeover by Formula One magnates Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore, followed by further investment from steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, will help them become an established Premier League club again.
"I feel really sad to see QPR down there," said Byrne.
QPR last played Chelsea in the FA Cup in 1996
"I know some of their fans will hate going to Chelsea as the plucky underdogs. A few years back you'd never have thought that would happen.
"QPR have never been a massive club like Chelsea but they were always associated with good teams and good football.
"That was the case before my time, when they had Stan Bowles and other great players, and after that in the early 1990s.
"I'd love to see them get back where they belong and hopefully with the investment, they can do it.
"You need that investment to not just get to the Premier League but to stay there. You have to spend and keep spending these days and hopefully QPR will now be able to do that.
"You have to say it's going to be very difficult for them on Saturday because Chelsea are a great side.
"But come on, this is the FA Cup and anything can happen. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for them." BBC


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