London derby – The odds

Chelsea have been chalked up at 1.4 to beat QPR at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and round off an amazing week.
 
The Blues are flying high at present and put in an outstanding performance to draw 2-2 against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Tuesday to secure their place in the Champions League final on May 19.
 
Roberto Di Matteo’s men showed great resolve to see off the team regarded as the best in the world, and they have now lost just one of their last 15 matches in all competitions.
 
However they do face a defensive crisis going into this match.
 
Gary Cahill and David Luiz have both been ruled out with hamstring injuries, while Branislav Ivanovic serves the final instalment of his domestic three-match ban – leaving John Terry as the only recognised centre-half.
 
Jose Bosingwa is likely to be drafted into central defence having impressed when filling in there at the Nou Camp and the good news is that there are no other injury worries in other departments.
 
That should ensure that Chelsea bag all three points against a side who are just one point above the relegation zone with just three games remaining.
 
Mark Hughes’ side have managed to win their last four fixtures at home to give them a chance of survival, but their form on the road is dreadful.
 
They haven’t won on their travels in 11 matches and will need to put in a herculean performance to change that in this clash.
 
I can see them putting up a good fight, but expect Chelsea to prove too strong and do the business.
 
So who is going to score the opener and set up the win?
 
Well, in the hope that his goal at the Nou Camp has given him confidence, I think Torres could be the value at 5.5 with bet365.
 
The Spaniard is the type of player that scores in streaks when on-song and he could well finish the season with a flourish.
 
I fancy Chelsea to come out on top 2-1 and that is an 8 chance with Betfred and Boylesports.