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Diego Costa returns to Chelsea starting XI


Chelsea line-up v QPR: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. #CFC


Chelsea subs v QPR: Cech, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Salah, Schurrle, Drogba. #CFC

Redknapp tips Mourinho to become 'the greatest manager of all time'

Mourinho last met Redknapp in the Champions League as Real Madrid boss. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho can build a Chelsea dynasty to rival Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United reign and become "the greatest manager of all time", according to Harry Redknapp.

The QPR manager tipped Chelsea for the Premier League title, then claimed he has the tougher job battling to guide the Loftus Road club to top-flight safety.

Redknapp will take his QPR side to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, where Mourinho oversaw two Premier League titles, two League Cup victories and one FA Cup win in his first Chelsea stint, but ended his first campaign back at the Blues empty-handed last season.

He's proven he's a fantastic manager wherever he has been: you don't go and win European Cups like he has unless you're a top manager," said Redknapp of the 51-year-old, who led Porto and Inter Milan to Champions League success.

He has top players and he knows how to get the best out of them and put teams together. He's going to be in the game for many years to come and he could end up as the greatest manager of all time.

He's got a charisma about him and has got a great knowledge of the game; he's been excellent, I couldn't fault him.

I absolutely think he can do what Fergie did at Manchester United. If he wanted to stay at Chelsea for the next 15 years he could do it; he's only going to be successful there.

– QPR manager Harry Redknapp


Redknapp to manage Zamora's fitness

Harry Redknapp has admitted he must use Bobby Zamora sparingly to control the QPR striker's chronic hip problems.

Rangers boss Redknapp hailed the 33-year-old's resolve for playing through the pain, but conceded the former Tottenham forward cannot last a full 90 minutes.

Bobby has been very important for us.

After about 60 to 65 minutes he has to come off, but when he's on the pitch he has been outstanding.

We were bringing him off the bench to start with, but we've reversed it and started him recently.

He's been captain and great in the dressing room, I couldn't be more pleased with Bobby.

He's got his hip but he manages it and when he plays he's been great and his attitude has been first class.

– Harry Redknapp

Green takes confidence into tricky games

Goalkeeper Rob Green believes Monday night's victory over Aston Villa will see the QPR squad regain their confidence ahead of the west London derby with Chelsea.

A brace from Charlie Austin saw Rangers pick up their second win of the season and move off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League - moving to within three points of Villa in the process.

It is pleasing to get the win, I'm delighted for everyone," he said.

It gives you that little bit of a lift going into two tough games. If we hadn't won you'd be looking at the next two games with a bit more concern.

I think games at home in this respect are key so it is that bit more pleasing. It reinstalls the belief you've got.

Particularly at home, you play against teams and if you really give it a go and put it to teams then sometimes they can't come up with answers.

– Rob Green
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