ROBERTO DI MATTEO admitted even he was shocked by Chelsea's ruthless dismantling of QPR that catapulted them right back into the frame to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Just five days after reaching next month's final with a sensational comeback at Barcelona, the Blues produced the polar opposite of a European hangover to crush Rangers 6-1, their biggest ever win in the west London derby.
It moved them to within a point of a top-four spot in the Barclays Premier League ahead of Wednesday's crunch clash with Newcastle.
Caretaker manager Di Matteo said: "After a Champions League game in midweek, it always proves difficult in the next game in the Premier League.
"I'm very pleased with the way we played and the result, which was obviously important."