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Premier League

  • February 25, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: P. Dowd
  • • Attendance: 18015

Premier League Preview: QPR - Fulham

Bobby Zamora makes his first appearance against the Craven Cottage club since leaving in January as the hosts look to add to their haul of only 21 points this season


Young, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Taiwo
Mackie, Barton, Buzsaky, Wright-Phillips
Zamora, Macheda

Kelly, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise
Etuhu, Murphy
Ruiz, Dempsey, Dembele

Bobby Zamora is likely to start against the team he left in January with Djibril Cisse still serving a three-match suspension. He could be partnered by Federico Macheda, with Heidar Helguson coming back from a groin injury and DJ Campbell suffering from a hamstring ailment.

Fulham is likely to have an almost-full strength side for the short trip to Loftus Road, but Steve Sidwell is a doubt and could be replaced by Dickson Etuhu.

Martin Jol is likely to favor an attacking lineup and go with a combination of Bryan Ruiz, Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele behind either Pavel Pogrebnyak or Andrew Johnson up front.

  • QPR's last win was against Wigan over a month ago.
  • The hosts have taken just four points from their last six games, while Fulham has taken 10 in the same period.
  • Bobby Zamora (pictured right) scored against QPR in Fulham's 6-0 win over the R's earlier in the season.
  • Fulham has defeated QPR 11 times in its history in the league and cup, while the hosts have been victorious on 12 occasions, with five draws between the pair.
  • The last meeting between the two sides at Loftus Road was over 11 years ago, Fulham winning the match 2-0.
  • QPR's biggest ever win against their west London rivals is only 3-0, while Fulham has notched five or more goals against the Hoops on three occasions.
  • Clint Dempsey is Fulham's top goalscorer so far this term with 16 goals, while QPR's Bobby Zamora chipped in with seven goals while still at Craven Cottage.
  • QPR's main hitman so far has been Heidar Helguson with nine goals.
  • Joey Barton has the worst disciplinary record of either team so far this season with six yellow cards and one red, though Danny Murphy has eight yellows to his name this term.


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Last Five Matches
May 24, 2014Derby 0 - QPR 1ENG2
May 12, 2014QPR 2 - Wigan Athletic 1ENG2
May 9, 2014Wigan Athletic 0 - QPR 0ENG2
May 3, 2014Barnsley 2 - QPR 3ENG2
Apr 26, 2014QPR 1 - Millwall 1ENG2
May 11, 2014Fulham 2 - Crystal Palace 2EPL
May 3, 2014Stoke 4 - Fulham 1EPL
Apr 26, 2014Fulham 2 - Hull 2EPL
Apr 19, 2014Tottenham 3 - Fulham 1EPL
Apr 12, 2014Fulham 1 - Norwich City 0EPL
Team News
Available Squads
1Paddy KennyGoalkeeper
6Clint HillDefender
3Taye TaiwoDefender
-Anton FerdinandDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
7Adel TaarabtMidfielder
17Joey BartonMidfielder
21Samba DiakitéMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
12Jamie MackieStriker
25B. ZamoraStriker
24Radek CernyGoalkeeper
19Danny GabbidonDefender
3Armand TraoréDefender
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
14A. BuzsakyMidfielder
9Jay BothroydStriker
14Tommy SmithStriker
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
2Stephen KellyDefender
3John Arne RiiseDefender
5Brede HangelandDefender
18Aaron HughesDefender
13Danny MurphyMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker
29Pavel PogrebnyakStriker
8Andy JohnsonStriker
11Bryan RuizStriker
30Mousa DembeleStriker
13David StockdaleGoalkeeper
6Chris BairdDefender
14Philippe SenderosDefender
16Damien DuffMidfielder
20Dickson EtuhuMidfielder
21Kerim FreiMidfielder
9Orlando SáStriker

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