West London derby
|City or region||West London, England|
Queens Park Rangers
|First contested||13 January 1906|
|Most wins||Chelsea (67)
|Most recent meeting||1 March 2014 (Fulham 1-3 Chelsea)|
The West London derby is less prominent than other such derbies in English football, owing to the teams frequently being in separate divisions. Chelsea did not face Fulham between 1986 and 2001, and have played Brentford only twice since 1950. QPR did not face Brentford between 1966 and 2001, and did not play Chelsea between 1996 and 2008. The derby's most common match, Chelsea vs Fulham, has taken place 75 times. By contrast, the North London derby has been contested over 170 times, and the Merseyside derby over 200 times. The 2011/12 campaign was the first instance of three of the west London clubs competing in the top flight in the same season.
According to the 2003 Football Fans Census, Fulham and QPR fans regard Chelsea as their main rivals, each other as their secondary rivals and then Brentford third. Brentford fans identified QPR as their main rivals, Fulham second and Brighton & Hove Albion third. Chelsea fans did not list any of the trio from West London, instead selecting Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
- 1 Summary
- 2 Results
- 3 Notable matches
- 4 Crossing the divide
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
Brentford vs Chelsea derby
There is very little rivalry between Brentford and Chelsea, mainly due to the fact that they have been in different divisions for over 60 years. The only time that the two clubs ever shared a division was in the old First Division between 1935 and 1947, but despite the fact that both clubs are local to each other, it was never seen as a big rivalry to either side, as Chelsea had been in the Football League for a longer period of time than Brentford and had stronger rivalries with the likes of West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur. Whereas Brentford's main rivals are Fulham and QPR. Also Brentford developed a bigger sporting rivalry with Arsenal at the time as both clubs vied for the title of London's number one club.
The only bad feeling between the clubs was soon after Chelsea's foundation and admission into the Football League in 1905, the other West London clubs, including Brentford, lost many supporters and potential supporters to the only professional Football League club in the area. Other than that, Brentford and Chelsea have always had fairly good relations, even amongst supporters. In fact, during the 1970s many Chelsea fans would come down to Griffin Park if their club were playing away. Chelsea reserves play their games at Griffin Park, and occasionally a pre season friendly is staged between the two clubs.
Brentford and Chelsea met for the first time since 1950 on 27 January 2013 in an FA Cup 4th round tie at Griffin Park which ended in a 2-2 draw. Chelsea won the replay on 17 February 2013 at Stamford Bridge 4-0.
Brentford vs Fulham derby
Fulham and Brentford have competed at the same level for a few periods in their history with the rivalry being fiercest during Fulham's descent to the lower leagues in the eighties and early nineties. The two teams frequently competed between the 1920s and the 1950s in the Football League‘s various divisions. These games always drew bumper crowds and often caused tension on the pitch and the terraces. However, Fulham’s fortunes on the pitch changed and they went on to play in the upper leagues for several decades until the two sides were to meet regularly again from 1980 onwards, a time when the rivalry was most heated. Fulham later went on to win the London Derby cup.
The two clubs spent a majority of seasons in the same division until 1998 when Fulham begun their return towards the top tier of English football and have since gone on to spend several seasons in the Premier League. But during the 1980s and 1990s, the rivalry produced many great and controversial moments.
Brentford and Fulham will meet for the first time in 17 seasons in the 2014–15 Football League Championship, following Brentford's promotion from League One and Fulham's relegation from the Premier League. This will also be the first time they play in the tier under its current name.
Brentford vs QPR derby
As with Fulham, Brentford and QPR played each other frequently in local cup competitions and leagues from the foundation of both clubs. In 1920, the Football League absorbed many clubs from the Southern Football League, including Brentford and QPR, who competed in the old Third Division (South) regularly in the 1920s, until Brentford’s rise up the leagues in the 1930s. After the Second World War, they spent practically every season in the same division for the next 20 years. At the time, the fixture was each side’s biggest game of the season and always attracted a big crowd. However, in 1966, despite an opening day 6–1 thrashing of their local rivals, Brentford were ultimately relegated whilst QPR were promoted and went on to enjoy many seasons in the upper leagues.
However, the bad feeling between the clubs runs deeper than locality. In 1967, QPR attempted a takeover of Brentford, which would have resulted in QPR moving into Griffin Park and Brentford F.C. ceasing to exist. The story infamously broke in the London press but Brentford supporters rallied to save their club. Since then, relations between the clubs have been frosty. The rivalry resumed in 2001 and continued for several seasons until Rangers were promoted. During this time, the rivalry was intensified by Brentford player Martin Rowlands leaving to join QPR. He then went on to kiss his badge on several occasions in front of the Brentford support when the two sides met in 2003 at Loftus Road.
The most recent meeting between Brentford and Queens Park Rangers was in 2004.
Chelsea vs Fulham derby
In contrast to many rivalries in English football, such as the North London derby and the Merseyside derby, Chelsea and Fulham have spent much of their existence in separate divisions – between 1968 and 2001, the two were in the same division only five times – and have rarely been rivals for the major honours or played in many high-profile matches. This has greatly limited the scope for it to develop and actually served to weaken it.
In 1904, businessman Gus Mears approached the Fulham chairman Henry Norris about moving the club from their Craven Cottage home to the nearby Stamford Bridge Athletics Ground on the Fulham Road, which he had recently acquired. Norris declined following a dispute over the rent; as a result, Mears formed his own club to occupy the ground, Chelsea. Fulham thus had an indirect role in Chelsea's foundation. It also ensured that, despite Chelsea's name, there were two clubs in the Fulham Borough. The geographical proximity of the teams is the basis for the rivalry, rather than religious or political reasons, as with other derbies.
The first competitive match between the sides took place on 3 December 1910 in the Second Division, with a crowd of 35,000 at Craven Cottage watching Fulham win 1–0. The peak of the rivalry was arguably during the inter-war years and just after, when matches between the sides were always among the most popular (and most highly attended) on the fixture calendar. While both clubs were largely unsuccessful until the 1960s, they have since drifted apart and the significance of matches between them has correspondingly declined. Chelsea enjoyed successful spells during the 1960s and 1970s, and again from the mid-1990s to the present day, while Fulham spent much of that period in the lower divisions of the Football League. As a caveat to that, when Chelsea and Fulham did meet in league games in the 1970s and 1980s, the attendances were always among the highest for the season, with the lack of regular matches often making the derby more eagerly anticipated.
The reduced number of encounters saw Chelsea fans develop rivalries with other teams, notably Leeds United, other London clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Fulham also formed rivalries with other teams from London like Brentford and QPR. All these reduced the prominence of the West London Derby. That is less true for Fulham fans, with the fact that their nearest neighbours have been more successful ensuring that matches against Chelsea retain a David vs Goliath factor. Fulham returned to the top division in 2001, putting the clubs in the same division for the first time since 1983–84.
On 19 March 2006, Fulham beat Chelsea 1–0 for the first time in 27 years with a goal from Luis Boa Morte. The match was marred by controversy and crowd trouble and has arguably rekindled the derby somewhat. Chelsea gained revenge for this defeat on 23 September with a 2–0 win at Craven Cottage, in which Frank Lampard struck twice. Thankfully, there was little trouble before and after the game, due to appeals for calm from managers and players of both clubs and a much higher than normal police presence, to deter fans from entering the pitch after the game. Two of the last games to be played at Stamford Bridge have both been close contests. On 30 December 2006 they played out a 2–2 draw with Carlos Bocanegra getting a late equaliser for Fulham (earlier in the match Moritz Volz had scored the 15,000th goal in Premier League history. On 29 September 2007 they stetled for a 0–0 draw. This draw was Avram Grant's first West London derby in charge of Chelsea and the same for Lawrie Sanchez of Fulham. During the 2008–09 season, Chelsea defeated Fulham 3–1 under Guus Hiddink, with goals from Nicolas Anelka, Florent Malouda and Didier Drogba, with Anelka's goal coming after just 51 seconds. In the 2009–10 season, Chelsea defeated Fulham at Craven Cottage with a 2–0 win, thanks to goals from Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. The win was Carlo Ancelotti's first London derby. In the 2011–12 season, both teams drew their home and away fixtures. In the 2012-13 season, both sides played out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won the reverse fixture 3-0 away at Craven Cottage. Chelsea won the home clash 2-0 with goals from Oscar and John Obi Mikel on 21 September 2013. On 1 March 2013, Chelsea won 3-1 at Craven Cottage with André Schürrle netting a hat-trick for Chelsea. Fulham finished in 19th place at the end of the 2013-14 Premier League season and were relegated to the Football League Championship for the 2014-15 season, meaning that the two sides would sit in different divisions again after 13 years in the same division.
Chelsea vs QPR derby
Despite QPR being members of the Football League since 1920, the two sides did not meet in a competitive match until 1968–69, when Rangers made their debut in the First Division. Their first match took place on 14 September 1968; Chelsea won 4–0. Since then, the sides have met a further 45 times, making it the most common West London derby since the 1960s. The clubs developed a rivalry in the 1960s and 1970s when both were playing top-flight football and competing to be among London's top sides, with Chelsea winning the FA Cup, Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup, and Rangers winning the League Cup and finishing as league runners-up by a single point.
Many QPR fans favourite game against Chelsea was a 6–0 victory on Easter Monday in 1986. Chelsea were second in the league table at the time, and the result all but ended their title challenge. During this period, the clubs were relatively evenly matched, although Chelsea were always considered the bigger club, with both occasionally dropping into the Second Division in the late 1970s and early 1980s, so they met in almost every season. The teams met in a competitive match for the first time since 1996, when drawn to face each other in the FA Cup 3rd Round on 5 January 2008. Chelsea won 1–0 thanks to a first-half own goal by Lee Camp. There was trouble after this game; this led to 23 arrests and 1 fan being taken to hospital.
In recent times Chelsea have become one of the dominant forces in the English game, whereas QPR were in the second tier of English football for many years. The links between the two clubs have been maintained through numerous on-loan players; two of Chelsea's best youth team players joined QPR on loan for the 2006–07 season. These players were Jimmy Smith and Michael Mancienne. Mancienne renewed his loan for the 2007–08 season.
QPR and Chelsea have competed in two pre-season friendlies since the turn of the century. The most recent was in 2003 when Chelsea thrashed a QPR Legends XI 7–0. On 28 July 2001. QPR stunned the £50 million Chelsea line-up by beating them 3–1. Jesper Gronkjaer gave Chelsea a first-half lead, but QPR got an equaliser from Leroy Griffiths and then took lead from a long range effort by Karl Connolly. QPR confirmed the win when Gavin Peacock, also a former Chelsea player, scored late on. This game was marred by crowd trouble and saw both sets of fans enter the pitch.
Mirroring Chelsea's purchase by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, QPR have received investment from Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone and Lakshmi Mittal. The fact that the Mittal family, who own a 20% stake in the club, are reputed to be five times as rich as Abramovich has seen QPR fans dub themselves the world's richest club.
On 23 October 2011, Chelsea lost 1–0 to a newly promoted QPR in the first Premier League match between the sides since 1996. In a feisty encounter during which the Chelsea players were unable to cope with the hostile atmosphere generated by the QPR fans, players clashed on several occasions, with 9 Chelsea players and 2 QPR booked, and 2 Chelsea players, José Bosingwa and Didier Drogba were sent off. Heiðar Helguson scored the only goal of the match through a penalty. Chelsea manager André Villas-Boas was charged by the Football Association for criticizing the performance of the referee Chris Foy, as he believed many of the big decisions made were incorrect. Chelsea FC were fined £20,000 by the F.A. for not controlling their players, who picked up a record number of bookings in a single match in the Premier League era, and their manager was fined £12,000 for his comments on the referee in addition to being cautioned for future conduct. In the aftermath of the match, a video was posted on YouTube showing Chelsea and England captain John Terry allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, for which he has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence. Chelsea then drew QPR again in the FA Cup, winning 1–0 at Loftus Road thanks to a Juan Mata penalty.
On 29 April 2012 Chelsea took revenge on QPR in the reverse league fixture with a ruthless 6–1 victory with 4 goals being scored in a nightmare opening 25 minutes for Rangers. Fernando Torres became the first player in over 20 years to score a hattrick in this West London Derby. However, it was QPR who had the last laugh. After holding Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Loftus Road on 15 September 2012, they went on to beat Chelsea 1-0 in the reverse fixture on 2 January 2013 at Stamford Bridge with the goal coming from former Chelsea player Shaun Wright-Phillips, ending a 30 year wait for a win at the Bridge for Rangers. QPR finished the 2012-13 Premier League season in last place and were relegated to the Championship. They were promoted to the Premier League again for the 2014-15 season after winning the 2014 Football League Championship play-off Final 1-0 against Derby County at Wembley Stadium on 24 May 2014.
Fulham vs QPR derby
The origins of a rivalry between Fulham and QPR date back before Chelsea were formed. In 1892 the two teams met at Kensal Rise to play in the West London Cup Final. QPR were 3–2 victors and won their first piece of silverware. For the next few seasons QPR continued to win the cup, whilst Fulham won The West London League. In recent times, however, QPR and Fulham derbies are not common as both teams have been in different divisions for all but two seasons since the Premier League first started in 1992. As two very similar clubs in size, history and fan base, derbies, are at times, fiercer and more competitive than those against Chelsea.
From 2002 until 2004 QPR and Fulham were closer than they had ever been when QPR and Fulham shared Loftus Road whilst Craven Cottage was being redeveloped. This added extra spice to a derby had they drawn each other in the cup, especially had QPR been the away team at their own ground.
The matches during the 2000–01 season both ended up being 2–0 to Fulham. The game at Loftus Road saw Richard Langley and Clarke Carlisle – two of QPR's best players – seriously injured in the game and both were out for 18 months with cruciate ligament injuries, this was vital for QPR's descent into the third tier for the first time in 34 years.
QPR were promoted to the Premier League for the 2011–12 season meaning the derby would take place for the first time in over 10 years and in the Premier League for the first time. The match finished in a 6–0 victory for Fulham, with Andy Johnson each bagging a hat-trick.
The return fixture between the two sides is sure to ignite the rivalry as QPR have recently come under the managerial guidance of Mark Hughes, who was the manager of Fulham the previous season and left under controversial circumstances, citing the clubs' lack of ambition and stature as his reasons. However, it could be argued that QPR are of no bigger or even less stature than Fulham and has angered many supporters and figureheads of Fulham, in particular their current manager Martin Jol who openly criticised Hughes in a tabloid newspaper. With a last-minute controversial switch by Bobby Zamora to the Hoops, at the end of the January transfer window, Fulham's first return to their temporary ground was a spicy affair. Samba Diakité was sent off in the first half, and Zamora's replacement, Pavel Pogrebnyak scored the only goal of the game, meaning Fulham had done the double over QPR in the league. The following season Rangers were on a dismal run of form without a win in seventeen games and looking certain for relegation. When the two side met on 13 December 2012 at Loftus Road it was Adel Taarabt who took the Hoops to their first win of the season over their bitter rivals in a strong 2-1 victory.
Brentford vs Chelsea
|Played||Brentford wins||Draws||Chelsea wins||Brentford goals||Chelsea goals|
- Last two results
|Stamford Bridge||17 February 2013||FA Cup||0||4|
|Griffin Park||27 January 2013||FA Cup||2||2|
Brentford vs Fulham
|Played||Brentford wins||Draws||Fulham wins||Brentford goals||Fulham goals|
|Football League Trophy||3||1||1||1||2||3|
- Last two results
|Griffin Park||11 April 1998||Second Division||0||2|
|Craven Cottage||2 December 1997||Second Division||1||1|
Brentford vs QPR
|Played||Brentford wins||Draws||QPR wins||Brentford goals||QPR goals|
- Last two results
|Griffin Park||14 February 2004||Second Division||1||1|
|Loftus Road||11 November 2003||Second Division||0||1|
Chelsea vs Fulham
|Played||Chelsea wins||Draws||Fulham wins||Chelsea goals||Fulham goals|
- Last two results
|Craven Cottage||1 March 2014||FA Premier League||3||1|
|Stamford Bridge||21 September 2013||FA Premier League||2||0|
Chelsea vs QPR
|Played||Chelsea wins||Draws||QPR wins||Chelsea goals||QPR goals|
- Last two results
|Loftus Road||15 September 2012||Premier League||0||0|
|Stamford Bridge||2 January 2013||Premier League||0||1|
Fulham vs QPR
|Played||Fulham wins||Draws||QPR wins||Fulham goals||QPR goals|
- Last two results
|Craven Cottage||1 April 2013||Premier League||3||2|
|Loftus Road||15 December 2012||Premier League||1||2|
- QPR 3–2 Fulham (1892) – The West London Cup Final at Kensal Rise saw League winners Fulham take on the emerging QPR. Fulham were favourites, but QPR were not to be underestimated. They were just beginning to establish themselves as one of West London's top sides. Fulham had firmly established themselves as the best team in the area, because they had won the West London League for two years running. Fulham raced into a 2–0 lead and held it at half-time. QPR somehow managed to pull it back and won their first piece of silverware. This is seen as the first famous derby.
- Brentford 6–1 QPR (21 August 1965) – Brentford stormed to an opening day win at Griffin Park, however fortunes for both clubs changed shortly after. It was the last meeting between the two sides at Griffin Park for 35 years in a season which resulted in the relegation of Brentford in spite of this great start. A year later, QPR attempted and failed to take over Brentford and Griffin Park, which would have resulted in the closure of Brentford FC.
- QPR 2–4 Chelsea (21 February 1970) – In 1970, Chelsea and QPR were drawn to face each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Chelsea's Alan Hudson described it as a "fantastic draw", owing to the rivalry between the two clubs. To add further spice, QPR were fielding two former Chelsea players, Terry Venables and Barry Bridges, as well as their star striker, Rodney Marsh. In an entertaining match, despite the poor pitch, Chelsea were 2–0 up within 8 minutes thanks to Peter Osgood and David Webb, before a twice-taken Venables penalty put Rangers back in contention. As Rangers threatened to equalise, Osgood scored twice more to complete his hat-trick and put the result beyond doubt; Bridges grabbed a late consolation for his side. Chelsea would ultimately go on to win the cup that season.
- QPR 6–0 Chelsea (31 March 1986) – Chelsea had been title challengers for most of the season, but went into the match having lost 4–0 to West Ham United two days previously; this result all but ended their title challenge. Rangers striker Gary Bannister grabbed a hat-trick and fellow striker John Byrne scored twice to secure their biggest ever win over Chelsea. Towards the end of the game Chelsea's David Speedie was sent off for punching a QPR player.
- Brentford 4–0 Fulham (26 April 1992) – In a Sunday morning fixture, Brentford secured promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time since 1954. Brentford raced into a four goal lead by half time, including two goals in a minute. As the commentator on the day quoted, it was "raining goals at Griffin Park".
- Chelsea 1–0 Fulham (14 April 2002) – The most important match between the clubs in recent years, an FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park. Newly promoted Fulham went into the match as underdogs, attempting to reach their first major final since 1975. By contrast, Chelsea were aiming for their third final in five years. John Terry's deflected shot just before half-time proved to be the difference between the sides, sending Chelsea into the final.
- QPR 1–0 Brentford (11 November 2003) – A match steeped in controversy as throughout the game ex-Bee Martin Rowlands goaded the Brentford fans and at full-time, instead of celebrating with the home fans, he and several other QPR players walked over to the away end and made inciteful gestures and goaded the Brentford fans.
- Fulham 1–0 Chelsea (19 March 2006) – Fulham secured their first win over Chelsea since 1979 with a goal from Luís Boa Morte in a heated and controversial match. Champions-elect Chelsea had a Didier Drogba goal disallowed for a handball and William Gallas sent off, with the latter incident sparking a mass brawl of the players. After the final whistle, both sets of fans invaded the pitch, which led to some clashes and arrests.
- QPR 1–0 Chelsea (23 October 2011) – QPR sercured a first victory over Chelsea since 1995, courtesy of an early Heidar Helguson penalty. Chelsea were down to nine men inside 40 mintutes after Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba were both sent off, for denying a goalscoring opportunity and a reckless tackle respectively. Chelsea captain John Terry was accused of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during the match, for which he win stood trial in July 2012, being found not guilty. As a result of these allegations Terry was stripped of the England captaincy by the Football Association. England manager Fabio Capello resigned in protest against Terry's sacking.
- Chelsea 6–1 QPR (29 April 2012) – Chelsea avenged their previous 1-0 league defeat to QPR, with Fernando Torres scoring his first hat-trick for the club.
- Chelsea 0–1 QPR (2 January 2013) – QPR secured their first win at Stamford Bridge since March 1979 thanks to a 78th minute winner from Shaun Wright-Phillips. Chelsea went into the game in 4th place and on the back of a 4 match winning run whilst QPR where bottom of the table with just 10 points from 20 games, 8 points from safety and without an away win in the league since November 2011, all of which combined to make it one of the most surprising results in the recent history of this fixture and of the 2012–13 season.
- Brentford 2–2 Chelsea (27 January 2013) – In the first game between Chelsea and Brentford since 1950, Brentford shocked Chelsea at Griffin Park, twice going ahead through goals from Marcello Trotta and Harry Forrester. However, after Oscar first levelled before Fernando Torres secured a replay at Stamford Bridge with an equaliser seven minutes from time. Chelsea won the replay 4–0.
Crossing the divide
A list of players who have played for or managed at least two out of Brentford, Chelsea, Fulham and QPR.
Brentford and QPR
- Martin Allen – played for QPR, managed Brentford.
- Marcus Bean – first QPR, then Brentford.
- George Bristow – first Brentford, then QPR.
- Nikki Bull – first QPR, then Brentford.
- DJ Campbell – first Brentford, then QPR.
- Tommy Cheetham – first for Brentford, then QPR.
- George Francis – first for Brentford, then QPR and back to Brentford.
- Mark Lazarus – Two spells at QPR, on to Brentford and back to QPR.
- John Pearson – first for Brentford, then QPR.
- Martin Rowlands – first Brentford, then QPR.
- Andy Sinton – first Brentford, then QPR.
- Jim Towers – first for Brentford, then QPR.
Brentford and Fulham
- Ralph Allen – first Fulham, then Brentford.
- Wayne Brown – loaned to Brentford.
- Bill Dodgin, Jr. – played for and managed Fulham, then managed Brentford.
- Dave Metchick – first Fulham, then Brentford.
- Robert Milsom – loaned to Brentford.
- Abe Morris – first Fulham, then Brentford.
- John Richardson – first Brentford, the Fulham.
- John Salako – first Fulham, then Brentford.
- Marcello Trotta – loaned to Brentford twice.
Brentford and Chelsea
Brentford, Chelsea and Fulham
- Steve Sidwell – Played Brentford in 2001–02. Spent the 2007–08 season with Chelsea. Moved to Fulham in 2011.
Chelsea, Fulham and QPR
- Roy Bentley – won the league title as a striker with Chelsea in 1955 and moved on to Fulham a year later, where he was converted into a defender. Upon leaving Fulham, Bentley spent two years with QPR.
- Bobby Campbell – managed Fulham between 1976 and 1980, and later Chelsea between 1988–91. Also coached QPR in the 1980s.
- Dave Sexton – Having been a coach at Fulham during the 1960s, Sexton managed Chelsea and QPR during the 1970s. He won the FA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in successive seasons with Chelsea and took Rangers to within a point of the league title; as such he is regarded by both clubs as one of their greatest ever managers.
- Ray Wilkins – started his playing career at Chelsea, and later played for and managed QPR as well as managing Fulham. He also had a stint as assistant manager to Gianluca Vialli at Chelsea. He again became the assistant manager under Luiz Felipe Scolari after the departure of Steve Clarke. He continued to perform the role under Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti until his contract was terminated without notice on 11 November 2010.
- Clive Walker – Winger who played for all three West London clubs.
- Paul Parker – Played for all Three Clubs,Started his career at Fulham before being sold cheaply to QPR (where we went on to start for England in the 1990 World Cup) also played 4 games for Chelsea in 1997.
Chelsea and QPR
- Clive Allen – First QPR, then Chelsea.
- José Bosingwa – Played for Chelsea from 2008–12. Moved to QPR in 2012.
- Barry Bridges Striker 1960s and 70's.
- Gary Chivers 1980s defender.
- Tommy Docherty managed Chelsea in the 1960s. 2 spells as QPR manager.
- Rhys Evans Goalkeeper, loaned from Chelsea to QPR.
- Mark Falco Known mainly for his time at Spurs, he was on loan to Chelsea and later had a spell with QPR.
- Mike Fillery – skilful left sided midfield player moved from Chelsea to QPR in 1983/4.
- Paul Furlong – much travelled centre forward. brief spell at Chelsea later gained legend status at QPR.
- Allan Harris – Full back, brother of Ron Harris. Later assistant manager under El Tel.
- John Hollins – played in Chelsea's 1970 FA Cup-winning team and QPR's team in 1975–76, their best ever season. He also managed both clubs.
- Tommy Langley – Chelsea to QPR. Striker in the late 70's early 80's.
- Michael Mancienne – Spent two loan spells at QPR.
- Gavin Peacock – Played for Chelsea in the nineties, either side of spells at QPR.
- Ben Sahar – came to QPR on loan from Chelsea in pre-season of 2007/2008 and scored against West London rivals, Fulham.
- Scott Sinclair – the most recent signing, came on loan to QPR during the 2007/2008 season.
- Jimmy Smith – came on loan to QPR during the 2006/2007 campaign.
- Nigel Spackman – Midfielder. Chelsea then QPR via Liverpool.
- John Spencer – Diminutive Scottish striker. Chelsea, later QPR and Everton.
- Terry Venables – Player at Chelsea most of the 1960s. Transferred to QPR from Spurs in 1969. Managed QPR 1980 to 84.
- Ian Watson – Defender moved from Chelsea to QPR in the mid 1960s.
- David Webb – Scored the winning goal in the 1970 cup final for Chelsea. Part of the successful 1975/6 QPR side.
- Roy Wegerle – very skilful striker. Moved from the USA to Chelsea then QPR via Luton.
- Steve Wicks – Blond centre-half played had 2 spells with both Chelsea and QPR in the late 1970s through the 1980s.
- Shaun Wright-Phillips – Winger signed by QPR in August 2011 from Manchester City having played for Chelsea from 2005–2008
Chelsea and Fulham
- Dave Beasant – after leaving Chelsea in 1992, Beasant played for a further 10 clubs before ending up as a reserve goalkeeper/coach at Fulham in 2003. He retired from his playing capacity a year later without actually playing a game, and is still employed by the club as a coach.
- Wayne Bridge – was on loan at Fulham from Chelsea during the second half of the 2005–06 season.
- Gordon Davies – first at Fulham, then Chelsea.
- Damien Duff – first at Chelsea, Newcastle (see article Tyne–Wear derby), then Fulham (formerly with Blackburn Rovers)
- Bjarne Goldbaek – first at Chelsea, then Fulham.
- Eiður Guðjohnsen – first at Chelsea, then Fulham.
- Jon Harley – first at Chelsea, then Fulham.
- Gaël Kakuta – was on loan at Fulham from Chelsea during the second half of the 2010–11 season.
- Ray Lewington – first at Chelsea, then Fulham.
- Ian Pearce – first at Chelsea, then Fulham, via Blackburn Rovers and West Ham.
- Robert Savage – first at Fulham, then Chelsea. Not to be confused with modern-day player Robbie Savage.
- Alexei Smertin – signed with Fulham in early 2007, having played for (among other Premiership clubs) Chelsea.
- John Dempsey – first at Fulham, then Chelsea.
Fulham and QPR
- Dean Coney Fulham and QPR striker. Part of the deal that took Paul Parker to QPR
- Lee Cook – QPR winger transferred to Fulham 2007/8 season.
- Rodney Marsh – Started off at Fulham, before becoming a QPR legend and then moved back to play for the maverick Fulham side, Manchester United and England. Returned to Fulham for a brief loan spell under 1997.
- Andrew Johnson – Fulham to QPR in 2012.
- Stephen Kelly – played for QPR in 2003. Joined Fulham in 2009.
- Heiðar Helguson – Fulham and QPR striker.
- Mark Hughes – Managed Fulham in the 2010/11 season before leaving due to a desire to win trophies. Signed as QPR manager the following season in January.
- Paul Parker – Played over 100 games for both clubs.
- Zesh Rehman – Fulham to QPR 2006.
- Tony Sealy – Small but quick striker. Top scorer as QPR won promotion in 82/83. Later moved to Fulham.
- Bobby Zamora – Played for Fulham until signing for QPR on a January transfer in 2012.
Fulham, QPR and Brentford
- Calum Willock – Loaned from Fulham to QPR, later signed for Brentford in 2006.
- London derbies
- South London derby
- North London derby
- East London derby
- Local derby
- Sports rivalry
- Local derbies in the United Kingdom
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- In 1965, the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham was merged with Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith, making possible a "borough" derby with neighbouring Queens Park Rangers.
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