Rangers boss considers tactical switch for Chelsea clash

Mark Hughes will consider playing with two up front against Chelsea if he is able to select Djibril Cisse.

QPR have played with a lone striker in recent matches but Cisse is likely to be in contention for Sunday’s game after recently serving a ban.

He has been nursing a knee problem but trained on Friday and Rangers are confident he will be available at Stamford Bridge, where they will be without the suspended Adel Taarabt.

R’s boss Hughes said: “People say that playing with one up front is negative but the way we play, it certainly isn’t.

“But I’m certainly hoping to have the option of Djibril as well so that I’ll have flexibility tactically. As long as I’ve got options to go a number of ways I’ll be happy.”

Hughes is hoping to include midfielder Samba Diakite, who is a doubt for this weekend’s derby after being laid low by a virus.

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