Leicester will be huge favourites when they go down to London to play Queens Park Rangers on the weekend. The top team against a relegation fighter as their manager Gareth Ainsworth are trying to find a better way after a very difficult start.
Leicester will again be without Wilfred Ndidi, but we believe Cesare Casadei will be the man to trust in Ndidi’s absence, given a new chance to shine from start. We also believe it could be a start for Conor Coady and maybe resting a Wout Faes, we will see.
Anything but a win will be of great surprise as Enzo Maresca just plan the job to avoid a banana skin, hopefully seeing a QPR team that would take on a positive approach at home, and follow the plan of Sunderland as they pushed high in the field to block Mads Hermansen from using the short ball passes.
If QPR use that model, space will be opened as we did see with Hermansen using the long ball and with a bit of luck could have resulted in more goals for Leicester.
Match Pack – Stats & Facts
Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Yunus Akgun, Tom Cannon, Dennis Praet, Callum Doyle, Kasey McAteer, Wilfred Ndidi
QPR: Jimmy Dunne, Jake Clarke-Salter, Jimmy Cook, Morgan Fox
Lei: W – W – W
QPR: L – L – L
Head to Head:
Premier League; 24.05.2015, King Power Stadium, 5-1 (W)
Premier League; 29.11.2014, Loftus Road, 2-3 (L)
Premier League; 19.04.2014, King Power Stadium, 1-0 (W)
Hermansen; Pereira, Coady, Vestergaard, Choudhury, Casadei, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; Matawu, Vardy, Mavididi
Queens Park Rangers:
Begovic, Cannon, Kakay, Field, Clarke-Salter, Paal, Smyth, Dozzell, Colback, Chair, Dykes
Predicted Result: 2-0 (Win)
Players In Both Camps, Queens Park Rangers
Focus On; Queens Park Rangers
Nickname: The Hoops
Manager: Gareth Ainsworth
Captain: Asmir Begovic
Owners: Ruben Gnagalingam, Richard Reilly, Lakshmi Mital
Kit Supplier: Errea
Kit Sponsor: Conviiva
Stadium: Loftus Road
Queens Park Rangers Football Club, commonly abbreviated to QPR, is a professional football club based in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, England. The team competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. After a nomadic early existence, they have played home matches at MATrade Loftus Road since 1917, other than two brief spells at the White City Stadium. They share rivalries with various other clubs; most notably they contest the West London derby.
The club was founded as Christchurch Rangers in 1882 and took up their current name after merging with St Judes Institute four years later, near the Queen’s Park and Kensal areas. Having won the West London League in 1898–99, they joined both the Southern League and Western League. Having won titles in both leagues, they were elected to the Football League in 1920. They played in the Third Division South until winning promotion as champions in 1947–48. Relegated in 1952, they won the Third Division and League Cup in the 1966–67 season under the stewardship of Alec Stock. Promoted from the Second Division in 1967–68, they were relegated after one season in the First Division. QPR won promotion again in 1972–73 and then were runners-up to the English football champions in 1975–76 after finishing one point behind Liverpool. Relegated in 1979, they reached the FA Cup final as a second-tier club in 1982, losing to Tottenham Hotspur after a replay.
QPR won another Second Division title in 1982–83 and were beaten finalists in the 1986 League Cup final. They remained in the top-flight for thirteen years, becoming founder members of the Premier League in 1992, before they were relegated in 1996. Relegated again in 2001, they secured promotion from the third tier at the end of the 2003–04 campaign. QPR won promotion as winners of the Championship in 2010–11, though were relegated from the Premier League after two seasons. They won an immediate promotion via the play-offs in 2014, though were relegated again the following season and have remained in the Championship since that time, read more
Forty years on from the 1983/84 season, our kits for the new campaign have been created to celebrate their first release. The new home strip is a tribute to the three historic home shirts worn during the ’83/84 campaign, featuring the classic blue and white hoops and red trim across the shirt and crest. Throughout the ’83/84 season, a combination of shirts were worn, with multiple colours used within the crest and its placement on the shirt. The shirt for the upcoming campaign provides a great representation of the iconic kits worn 40 years ago.
Arch-enemy: Fulham and Chelsea
Honours: QPR are far from a major trophy collector, having won the League Cup trophy as far back as 1967. They have two runners-up medals, one from the League Cup (1985/86) and FA Cup (1981/82). They also ended 2nd in the League as far back as 1975/76.
1st Division / Premier League
2nd Division / League Championship
Winners: 2010/11, 1982/83
3rd Division / League One
Winners: 1947/48, 1966/67
Runners up: 1982
Runners up: 1985/86
UEFA Cup; 1976/77, 1984/85
Did You Know? A year after England won the World Cup, QPR became the first Third Division team to lift the League Cup, coming from two goals behind to beat West Brom 3-2 in the final.
Most Appearances: (D) Tony Ingham (1950-1963), 548
Most Goals: (F) George Goddard (1926-1934), 172
Other Famous Players: Rodney Marsh, Phil Parkes, Ian Gillard, Trevor Francis, Ray Wilkins, Gerry Francis, Stan Bowles, Don Givens, Tony Currie, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stefan Johansen, Steve Cook, Mark Hateley, Frank McLintock, Paul Konchesky, Jan Stejskal, Clive Allen, Billy Barnes, Dave Thomas, Simon Barker, David Bardsley
Record win: 8-0 v Merthyr Tudfield, (League), 9 March 1929
Record defeat: 1-8 v Man Utd (League), 19 March 1969
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