Mostly had little to do but made a wonderfully athletic save to paw away Mackie's second-half 30-yarder.
On paper, his battle with Cisse was an uneven one but was barely troubled by the Frenchman's pace.
Wonderfully authoritative in defence and counter-attack until he was beaten by Onuoha in the build-up to Cisse's consolation goal.
Did not allow the taunts of QPR's fans to bother him as he once again demonstrated his remarkable capacity for blocking out the endless dramas in his career. Dealt capably with Zamora and headed Chelsea into an early 2-0 leader after out-jumping Hill.
More than competent emergency centre-half display. Comfortable on the ball and handled the threat of Zamora with great aplomb.
Back to his best after a subdued few weeks with a sparkling display in the central playmaking role he likes best. Involved in or directly created all five of Chelsea's goals before he was subbed midway through the second half.
Did not get on the scoresheet but was instrumental in Chelsea's dominance as he pulled the strings from central midfield.
Sent Chelsea on their merry way after 48 seconds with a sublime opener from the right-hand edge of the penalty box from 20 yards. Looked far more convincing than he has for a few months.
Brimmed with energy and endeavour on the right flank and produced a sublime first-time pass to tee up Torres for his opener. Subbed after 73 minutes.
Form is temporary, class is permanent. Brought a joyful reaction from Roman Abramovich when he dispatched his hat-trick goal with the same certainty he had plundered his two first-half strikes. The commitment and energy has been there in abundance for a few months but the poise has now emphatically returned.
Torn apart by the pace and intensity of Chelsea's first half onslaught. Caught out of position by the slickness of the third goal.
Shamefully taunted by Chelsea fans all afternoon, which seemed to affect his performance. Sturridge played a one-two off his shin for the opener and never looked convincing in the face of an onslaught from home team.
Has answered Mark Hughes' prayers with his resilience as an emergency centre-half in recent months but this was a hellish display by the veteran. Easily out-jumped by Terry for Chelsea's second.
Let down by some poor decision-making but his commitment was not in doubt. Miscommunication with Kenny allowed Torres to gobble up the fourth but made some important second-half interceptions and set up QPR's goal with a storming run.
Asked to step into the suspended Adel Taarabt's boots, he provided all of the Moroccan's unpredictability but none of his quality.
Never shirked a tackle or his duty but his commitment and cleverness was nowhere near enough to stem the waves of Blues attacks.
Has rarely convinced in central midfield in a QPR shirt and was off the pace here. Invisible other than when he raked his studs (accidentally?) into Juan Mata's ankle.
Out of sorts on the left flank, where he got surprisingly little joy up against Ferreira, but pulled one back after taking up a centre-forward position.
Looked the most likely QPR player to score or create a consolation goal. Forced a brilliant second-half save out of Cech with a rasping 30-yarder.
The ball failed to stick to his feet like it normally does and he was subbed after his team went 5-0 behind.
- 22 R. Turnbull
Replaced Bosingwa at centre-back with nine minutes left in his first game since coming out of retirement.
Enjoyed his lively cameo but should have scored Chelsea's sixth after 70 minutes rather than wait another nine minutes before bashing in from eight yards.
- 6 Oriol Romeu
- 16 Raul Meireles
Set up Chelsea's sixth goal with a slick cross minutes after coming on as a late sub.
- 11 D. Drogba