Harry Redknapp last night claimed "one of the best results of my career" will send "shock-waves" through QPR's relegation rivals.
Former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips surely ended the Blues' remaining title hopes as he claimed Rangers' first win at Stamford Bridge in 30 years.
And just three days after QPR were humiliated by Liverpool at Loftus Road, thrilled Redknapp suggested the fight for survival had taken a huge turn in his side's favour.
Redknapp's Spurs beat both Inter and AC Milan but the Rangers boss said: "I said to Joe Jordan I can't remember having many better wins than this one.
"Chelsea are absolutely flying and on the back of the Liverpool game, after I had a meeting and tried to convince the players I believe we can stay up, this was a great result for us.
"People probably thought I was mad but I genuinely believe and didn't go home thinking 'we're doomed'.
"This will send shock-waves through all the teams down there, even those on 20 points. They will be looking at what we've done and thinking 'Oh my God!'. Now we've got to make the most of it."
Redknapp revealed he believed Joe Cole had decided to join West Ham rather than his side because the former England man did not believe Rangers could stay up.
"I think this could help us with other players," added Redknapp. "They'll think they can come here and help us out of the mess we're in, achieve something rather than just going to a middle of the road side."
Where Redknapp was exultant, Rafa Benitez suggested he had been let down by his players after his decision to make five changes from the side that won at Everton backfired and appeared to accept they are now fighting for a top four slot.
Benitez rested Juan Mata and Eden Hazard but defeat left Chelsea still in fourth, 14 points adrift of leaders Manchester United.
"You can't carry on with the same players every game," said Benitez. "If you are playing against the bottom team in the table, at home, you have to trust your players.
"We didn't have the precision in our passing or the high tempo we were expecting, then we made a mistake and paid for it.
"It was frustrating and disappointing. If we want to reduce the gap now we had to be almost perfect. Losing one game makes that even harder, especially when we've played so many games with the same players.”
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Knn against liverpool they play like shyt
against chelsea they play good
Rafa kenna punked !