Chelsea 6, Q.P.R. 1 (Zagat-style)

Fernando Torres hit a hat-trick as Champions League finalists Chelsea boosted their hopes of a top-four finish and deepened QPR’s relegation worries.”

“After dispatching Spurs,” “there were high hopes,” but “QPR showed up without an ounce of fight” and “continued [a] bit of slow torture for … supporters.”

“The opening half-hour was played in a party atmosphere.” “As it poured goals in the first half, four within 26 minutes, Chelsea fans were singing in the rain,” referring to the Champions League: “We’re going to Germany, you’re going to Barnsley.”

“Rangers were a mess at the back and this was underlined by the fourth goal, which came when [Paddy] Kenny was unable to hold Nedum Onuoha’s poor back-header and Torres was on hand to tap in.”

“Victory here thrust Chelsea back into contention for a top-four finish.” The loss did little “for the Hoops, whose inadequacies were woefully exposed by their rampant hosts.”

via Telegraph; The Guardian; BBC Sport; Yahoo! Sports; West London Sport; Kilburn Times; and ESPN Soccernet

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