Not such a bad day for the Ferdinand family, after all. Occasionally clumsy but threw himself into the battle with barely concealed glee.
Should have put QPR 2-0 up early in the second half but otherwise acquitted himself well, even if his final ball was poor and he was fortunate that he basically had no-one to mark after the two red cards.
Recalled from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest, the defender offered little going forward but defended with authority and did not allow Ivanovic to cause too much damage.
Would not expected to have seen off Chelsea's front three by half-time. But generally looked in control, although he could have conceded a penalty when he appeared to bring down Lampard in the second half.
Even the experienced anchorman lost his head on a crazy afternoon when he had a contretemps with Lampard. Guarded the defence well even if his passing was hit-and-miss.
Has had a new lease of life since his return to west London and maintained his good form with an impish display on the left flank. His pace on the counter-attack caused problems and contributed to Bosingwa's sending-off.
Neat and composed in possession and helped Derry provide a form barrier in front of the back four.
The good, the bad and the ugly sides of the controversial Moroccan were on show today. Barton had to restore order following his flare-up with Helguson before and after the penalty, which Taarabt had wanted to take and then moaned to the Icelandic striker even after he had converted it. But in between the over-ambitious moves he drew countless fouls from Chelsea with his directness and skill. Subbed midway through second half.
Proved he is more than just a social media giant with a tirelessly committed display on the right flank. His crossing and long-range passing was superb.
His chronic lack of pace negated QPR's threat on the counter-attack after the break but he held the ball up well and showed plenty of bottle to wave away Taarabt, take and then convert the penalty. Missed a sitter from three yards in the 76th minute.
In a week when his longevity was questioned, responded with an iffy display. His handling was generally poor but he made up for it with some fine saves late on.
Lost his head late on but his bloody-mindedness and commitment to the cause were never in doubt, and made some important interceptions.
Sent a stream of inviting crosses over from the right flank early on and seemed to be maintaining his early season form but then sent off for pulling back Wright-Phillips just outside the box. With Terry racing back to cover and the QPR man not entirely innocent in the tussle, a yellow card might have sufficed.
One of the few Chelsea players not to lose his head, his romped up and down the flank to provide a menacing outlet on the left.
Given the nod ahead of Ivanovic and Alex, he responded with a quixotic performance. Unfortunate to concede a penalty when he shoulder barged Helguson in the box but he made a series of defensive errors throughout the game. This was the third spot-kick he has conceded since his Premier League debut in February, more than any other player. Nevertheless, he was one of Chelsea's best attackers as they searched for an equaliser.
His energy and commitment in the second period were outstanding. Always looked capable of conjuring something in the box and QPR struggled to mark his excellent runs.
Unconvincing even when Chelsea had eleven players. Showed his spiky side in the second half when he would have been better off trying to create the equaliser. Subbed with 20 minutes left.
J. Obi Mikel
Lost his temper and found his mojo. Threw himself into the battle, got booked and contributed plenty going forward.
Pressed the self-destruct button just when Chelsea needed his experience and power. Deserved to see red for his horrible two-footed lunge on Taarabt, that looked worse the more replays you saw.
Welcome to London derbies. Has settled in smoothly to Premier League life but this was a demeaning experience for the Spaniard, who was subbed shortly before half-time following Drogba's sending-off.
Made a few off-beam passes and struggled to settle before being sacrificed by his manager following Bosingwa's sending-off.
- 22 R. Turnbull
Up for the challenge of hauling Chelsea back into the game and effectively worked the right flank on his own in the second half.
Looked a little lost in the mayhem of the last 15 minutes.
- 6 Oriol Romeu
- 20 J. McEachran
- 21 S. Kalou
Wasted a great opportunity to score the equaliser with a free header from four yards but nutted the ball straight at Kenny.