All eyes on Loftus Road

Loftus Road is the centre of attention for today’s big west London derby between QPR and Chelsea.

Terry will be under the spotlight.

Inevitably the focus will be on Anton Ferdinand and John Terry after allegations that the latter racially abused the R’s defender when the two sides met in October. Terry strongly denies doing so.

QPR manager and former Chelsea player Mark Hughes has continually stated that Ferdinand is relaxed about facing Terry despite the furore surrounding the game.

Last night Hughes again insisted he had no doubt that the player was in the right frame of mind for today’s FA Cup fourth round clash.

Hughes said: “He’s very positive about the game and looking forward to it like the rest of us. He’s given me no sign that there’s anything weighing on him.”

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is also adamant that he has no qualms about selecting Terry, who is sure to get a hostile reception from the home fans.

Villas-Boas’ side will be out to avenge their 1-0 defeat against their neighbours three months ago.

Blues duo Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa were sent off in that game, yet Chelsea dominated much of it even with nine men – perhaps a sign of the task facing QPR this afternoon.

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