Diego Costa: Player watch for the Chelsea striker against QPR

The Spanish striker returned after missing the last three matches

Chelsea vs QPR half-time match report: Oscar puts Blues in the lead with beautiful finish

HALF-TIME: Chelsea 1 Queens Park Rangers 0

Joey Barton

Chelsea vs QPR: Joey Barton unable to get a ticket for trip to Stamford Bridge - so heads to Brentford vs Derby instead

The injured QPR midfielder was unable to watch his own team face Chelsea so decided to go to a Championship match Brentford

Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores against Arsenal

Chelsea vs QPR team news: Diego Costa starts in local derby in only change for Jose Mourinho

Spanish striker had missed last three matches

Jose Mourinho looks on during the win over Shrewsbury

Chelsea vs QPR: Jose Mourinho can rival Sir Alex Ferguson for the 'greatest of all time', says Harry Redknapp

Redknapp believes his current Chelsea side can build a dynasty that would rival Ferguson's at Manchester United

Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Graziano Pelle

Premier League live: Arsenal vs Burnley, Chelsea vs QPR, Everton vs Swansea, Hull vs Saints, Leicester vs West Brom and Stoke vs West Ham

Newcastle recorded a surprise 1-0 win over Liverpool in the day's early game

Jose Mourinho smiles during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League tie with Maribor

Chelsea vs QPR: Winning this weekend – not winning Fifa gong – is priority, says Jose Mourinho

The Special One has been included on the Fifa shortlist for world coach of the year

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined £25,000 for an abusive tweet

Nemanja Matic vs Leroy Fer: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Chelsea and QPR

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined £25,000 for an abusive tweet

Rio Ferdinand appears 'baffled' by FA punishment for use of the word 'sket' on Twitter

The QPR defender, who has been banned for three matches, appeared to respond to the ruling

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa celebrate for Chelsea

Chelsea vs QPR: Eden Hazard reveals it took just a week to click with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas

Hazard believes the introduction of the Spanish international duo is the main reason why Chelsea are top of the league and unbeaten

Alan Pardew makes a gesture on the touchline

Premier League statistical preview, featuring Newcastle vs Liverpool, Chelsea vs QPR and Manchester City vs Manchester United

WhoScored.com return to rattle off the stats of the top matches in the Premier League in game week seven

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined £25,000 for an abusive tweet

Rio Ferdinand ban: QPR defender considering appeal against three-match ban as Harry Redknapp defends him over 'sket' Tweet

Ferdinand was fined £25,000 and banned for three matches for replying to an abusive message on the social media site

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand suspension: Harry Redknapp defends QPR defender over 'sket' Tweet punishment

The former England defender has been suspended for three games

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee