QPR boss Mark Hughes has admitted it has been difficult for him to anticipate which Chelsea players his side will come up against in today’s derby.
Blues interim boss Roberto Di Matteo – a former Stamford Bridge team-mate of Hughes – is expected to make changes following Chelsea’s gruelling Champions League tussle with Barcelona.
But this afternoon’s encounter is still important for the home side as they chase a top-four finish, plus their options for the final games of the season have been limited by injuries and suspensions.
“It’s a little bit difficult to get an angle on who they’re going to pick,” said Hughes.
“They’ve obviously got a big squad and can mix things around after their excursions in midweek. I’ve no doubt they’ll use that squad.
“From my point of view, in terms of planning for individuals who might play, it’s possibly a little bit more difficult than it might have been.
“But we’ll have a fair idea – a fair guess at it – and we’ll have to wait and see who turns up.”
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