Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 25 Goals 15 (30)
(32) 9 Assists 10 (21)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
29.1 Average Age 30.1
183.5 Average Height (cm) 181.6
(1) 1 Shots pg 1 (1)
(55%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 49% (47%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.7)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Andy Carroll Out 7.59
James Collins Out 7.01
George McCartney Out 6.63
Modibo Maiga Out 6.32
Player Reason Status Rating
Junior Hoilett Out 6.51
José Bosingwa Out 6.82
Armand Traore Out 6.84
Andrew Johnson Out 6.08
Hogan Ephraim Out N/A
Bobby Zamora Out 6.41
Samba Diakité Out 6.76

Team News

  • James Collins suffered a hamstring tear in the loss at the Stadium of Light last week and will be out for the next few games at least.
  • Mark Noble missed that game and the FA Cup clash with Man Utd in midweek with a minor calf injury but will return here, as will Joey O'Brien who has also passed a fitness test.
  • This game comes too soon for Andy Carroll to return, while Maiga has gone to the African Cup of Nations and Carroll and McCartney remain injured.
  • Loic Remy completed his move to Loftus Road from Marseille this week and should go straight into the starting lineup for the Hoops, with Taarabt moving out wide and Wright-Phillips dropping to the bench.
  • With Samba Diakite having departed for the African Cup of Nations, Shaun Derry and Stephane Mbia will continue together in central midfield after both put in committed defensive performances against Spurs last week.
  • Ryan Nelsen is still yet to resolve when exactly he will move back to the MLS so for the time being he is still available to play.

Prediction

  • West Ham will be happy to be back on home soil after their terrible away form continued last week with a heavy 3-0 defeat at Sunderland last week.
  • After a disappointing Christmas period, Harry Redknapp's QPR have re-started their revival with wins over Chelsea and West Brom - both away from home - and draws at home to the Baggies and Tottenham. With new signings coming in confidence of a great escape will be growing.
  • QPR were thoroughly outplayed when the Hammers went to Loftus Road earlier this season, in one of West Ham's only 2 away wins in the league this season. They will be even better on home soil, but with the Hoops' spirits high and QPR in desperate need of a positive result, these two could cancel each other out.
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