QPR vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

QPR vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

The Premier League is returning and although this may not be one of the standout fixtures, it will be a fascinating match as two of the most experienced English managers meet. At the start of the season, every Premier League team is dreaming about better things, but a good start is crucial, and managers know that. Last time QPR were at this level, they had an appalling season, finishing in 19th position. They will be hoping for better things this …
Taarabt to Fulham | Chance to Fulfill his Potential | Taarabt Stats

Taarabt to Fulham | Chance to Fulfill his Potential | Taarabt Stats

The last two years didn’t go to plan for QPR in the Premier League with lacklustre performances and average players on high wages in abundance at Loftus Road resulted in their relegation back to the Championship. Adel Taarabt, the man who previously helped to get QPR to the top flight in exquisite style and was billed as a key man to keep the London club in the Premier League, is set to make a swift return with a move to …
QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | In-depth Match Summary Stats & Player Stats

QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | In-depth Match Summary Stats & Player Stats

Manchester United are now 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League. A professional victory at Loftus Road has given United a lead that no team has ever over-hauled.  Rafael scored a thunderbolt of a goal clocked at 77mph (123.9 kmph) from 29 yards out with it being touted as one of the goals of the season (stats via @ManUtdPlace). [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="370"] Belter from Rafael Vs QPR via Feintzebra.co.uk[/caption] Whilst both teams were pretty level on …
Can Fabio replace Evra at Manchester United: Part II | Stats Comparison

Can Fabio replace Evra at Manchester United: Part II | Stats Comparison

In EPL Index’s second segment of whether Fabio Da Silva can replace the ageing Patrice Evra at Manchester United, we compare the two players’ attacking contributions and passing abilities. The first part highlighted the defensive differences between Fabio and Evra and it was quite evident that the former is still light years behind his French counterpart. Does the second phase suggest a similar opinion? Read on for the answer. Passing and Crossing The passing contributions of Evra and Fabio differ …
Fabio | Can the Brazilian Replace Patrice Evra at Manchester United

Fabio | Can the Brazilian Replace Patrice Evra at Manchester United

Once regarded as one of the best exponents of his art, now at the age of 31, Patrice Evra is entering the twilights of his career. Although the Manchester United left-back is curiously enjoying the most productive spell of his career in front of the opposition’s goal since his first year as a professional footballer, the France international is losing his midas defensive touch, perhaps the more pivotal aspect of his play. Currently on loan to Queens Park Rangers, Fabio …
QPR 0 Tottenham 0 | Tactical & Stats Analysis

QPR 0 Tottenham 0 | Tactical & Stats Analysis

QPR hosted Tottenham in what was their second Premier League London derby in succession. QPR’s defensive rigidity continued as they were able to record their second clean sheet in a row. The goalless draw also saw the end of a strong 3-game win streak (9 goals scored) for Tottenham. This article will attempt to highlight QPR’s formational evolution and show how they managed to stifle Spurs. Formations QPR made one change from their victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Granero …
QPR find flair and grit in Taarabt and Mbia | Stats

QPR find flair and grit in Taarabt and Mbia | Stats

QPR fans have not had very much to sing about this season. The media had been enjoying the sensationalization of their disaster as the club failed to win a single game after 16 games in top-flight football. Many times this season, Loftus Road was filled with boos, targeted at Mark Hughes and his ‘negative’ tactics, or even players who seemed so psychologically shackled.  A lot of the time, it was hard to believe they were ever professional football players.  But …
Should Granero play ahead of Faurlin for QPR? Stats Analysis

Should Granero play ahead of Faurlin for QPR? Stats Analysis

Neither Mark Hughes nor Harry Redknapp can quite decide who is his best midfield four. With the likes of Samba Diakite, Stephane Mbia, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Junior Hoilett, Adel Taarabt, Esteban Granero, Park Ji Sung, Alejandro Faurlin and Shaun Derry all competing for a starting place, you would think competition could only be good news. For QPR though, this is a nightmare. There are some big names in that midfield that should really be playing week in week out, but instead …
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