Chelsea 6-1 QPR: Fernando Torres Hat Trick and 5 Lessons Learned from the Win

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Chelsea 6-1 QPR: Fernando Torres Hat Trick and 5 Lessons Learned from the Win
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There was not hangover from the midweek brilliance at Camp Nou as Chelsea continued their excellent form, thrashing local rivals QPR 6-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Fernando Torres was the undeniable man of the match, scoring his first hat trick for the Blues and doing it with absolute perfection. Granted it was against a relegation side, but it is still refreshing whenever he seems to flash back to the £50 million he was bought for.

The win was vital in keeping them in the hunt for fourth-place finish in the league, now only one point back of Newcastle for that spot and two ahead of Tottenham with a game in hand at the time of this being written.

It seems a little deflating to be able to find anything of real substance given the tame nature of this match relative to the past two weeks of football. But there are always a few talking points if you just look hard enough.

Here are the five I found.

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