Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers

Player News - Queens Park Rangers

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Mauricio Isla is a doubt for QPR's critical home match with Everton in Week 30 Premier League action.

Isla has been a solid contributor this season and caretaker manager Chris Ramsey will hope to have him back for a key match against Everton. The Toffees may have notched a big win last weekend against Newcastle but have generally been beatable which makes the match huge for relegation-threatened QPR. Unfortunately, fantasy managers probably shouldn't count on Isla based on the status of his knee issue.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 4:34 PM

Joey Barton was scheduled to return from suspension for Week 30 but suffered a knock in training during the week and may miss out on the match with Everton.

The always controversial Barton has been good more often than bad this season when he has been available. The problem, as always, is that you're never sure when he's going to be sent off putting his team down a man for the remainder of the match and then seeing them short a significant contributor for one or more weeks after that. This time around injury has been added to the mix as Barton picked up a knock as he trained for his return from his latest suspension. Fantasy managers always have at least some reason to avoid Barton but this weekend those reasons are multiplied given his health.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 4:31 PM

Chris Ramsey will be hoping to have a number of players at his disposal this weekend for the must-win clash against Everton at Loftus Road. Rio Ferdinand [illness], Darnell Furlong [calf] and Mauricio Isla [knee] will all be assessed over the next 48 hours as the Hoops enter the last chance saloon looking for Premier League survival.

Rangers were hugely disappointing last time out and despite a bright start at Selhurst Park the pace and power of the Eagles’ wide play was ultimately too much and the game was effectively over during a 20 minute first half spell. Darnell Furlong was replaced at halt-time due to calf tightness but in truth the defender was given a torrid time by Bolasie which could see Rio Ferdinand or Clint Hill return to the eleven with Nedum Onuoha shuffling across onto the right. Matt Phillips scored an absolute blockbuster from all of 45 yards and Chris Ramsey will need more of the same if his side are to take anything from this match.
Source: Sports Mole
Mar 19 - 7:20 AM

It was a rare day on Saturday when Charlie Austin wasn't the star for QPR in their 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

The relegation-threatened West London club has counted on Austin for most of it's goals and to regularly be their man of the match. Austin did manage to put up seven points on the strength of two shots on target but he didn't find the goal and the R's couldn't manage a much-needed win against a fellow bottom-half team. With Palace, Burnley, West Brom and Aston Villa all bottom-half winners in Week 29, relegation seems more certain than ever.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 18 - 1:04 PM

Queens Park Rangers were outmatched by Crystal Palace from the get-go, trailing 3-0 by halftime, but Matt Phillips continued to show promise with a cannon blast goal late on in what would be a 3-1 final at Selhurst Park.

It may not have counted for much and Rangers look relegation bound at the moment but you have to see the 40 yard rocket from Phillips wherever you can find it. Surely it will be among the goals of the season and featured in countless goal compilations on Youtube. Phillips has shown plenty since his time in the XI to merit consideration for fantasy XI's as a budget option, but the way things are going, he won't be in budget territory for long. He is the only Ranger to consider besides Charlie Austin.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 14 - 10:48 AM

Despite QPR's struggles, Matt Phillips is proving a handy fantasy asset.

Phillips has started all games since Chris Ramsey took over from Harry Redknapp and has rewarded his manager's faith with some excellent performances, running at defenders, taking shots, swinging in excellent crosses and assisting four of QPR's last five goal. The winger returned 17 fantasy points over the double week and is priced at just £6million in the Yahoo game, so he's a genuine option to fill your fourth midfield slot between now and the end of the season.
Mar 9 - 6:47 AM

Queens Park Rangers received a welcome boost prior to GW28 with the news that Mauricio Isla and Nedum Onuoha were passed fit although Rio Ferdinand was recalled in place of the injured Darnell Furlong.

Furlong picked up a minor calf strain during the loss to Arsenal midweek but despite his absence Chris Ramsey was still able to name a pretty strong line-up. However Rangers slumped to their sixth home defeat of the season - a Harry Kane double was enough to steal the points from Loftus Road leaving the club firmly entrenched in the relegation mire. With ten games remaining QPR will face Chelsea at home and need to travel to Liverpool / Manchester City while they remain six wins away from the magical 40 point mark. Realistically the Hoops need to secure at least 7 points from the next three games [Palace / Everton / West Brom] if they hope to survive this campaign in the top flight.
Mar 7 - 1:26 PM

Sandro got to exact a bit of revenge by scoring on his former club Tottenham, but QPR didn't have enough to get a positive result otherwise as they were defeated at Loftus Road, 1-2.

Rangers had a chance in the final half hour to come away with a draw at the very least, but the two goal deficit they found themselves in proved to be too much as they come away with zero points from two home games in the double gameweek. The lone goal came with an quarter hour to go as Bobby Zamora held the ball up for a streaking Sandro and the Brazilian fired a superb strike into the bottom corner. Rangers did offer some productive assets for their double gameweek, with Charlie Austin leading the way again, but they are now firmly entrenched in the relegation zone with this season's other two newest promotions.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 7 - 12:49 PM

Nedum Onuoha will be assessed before Saturdays’ Premier League game against Tottenham after the Queens Park Rangers defender was withdrawn before half-time in GW27 following an accidental clash with team mate Steven Caulker which left him with a deep laceration just below his eye.

Onuoha had just returned from a hamstring problem to face Arsenal midweek but only lasted a little over 40 minutes as Chris Ramsey withdrew the defender to get stitches in the gash. The Hoops take on Spurs in this weekends’ only domestic league game at Loftus Road and nothing less than three points will suffice as those occupying the relegation places are at risk of being cut adrift. Ramsey will check on a number of players prior to the match with Mauricio Isla [knee] and Darnell Furlong [calf] both struggling while its hoped Sandro will be able to complete 60+ minutes as he continues his conditioning following a knee ligament injury. Joey Barton remains out through suspension.
Mar 6 - 5:25 PM

Charlie Austin scored another goal but his team couldn't come back from a 2-0 deficit and dropped a 2-1 decision to Arsenal at Loftus Road.

Charlie Austin continued his goal-scoring ways in the second half but his heroics, once again, weren't enough for QPR to claim any much-needed points in the London Derby with Arsenal. The Rs played well in a nil-nil first half but couldn't resist Arsenal as they came out on fire in the second half. The Gunners scored twice within five minutes in the 64th and 69th minutes and then held on as QPR pressure mounted after Austin's goal.
Mar 4 - 4:38 PM

Queens Park Rangers will be missing two key midfielders for the London derby with Arsenal in Week 28.

QPR arrive back from a week of warm weather training in Dubai fully refreshed following their extended break and the Hoops will be looking to end Arsenal’s seven game winning streak. Joey Barton [suspended] is out for three matches and with Leroy Fer sidelined until April Chris Ramsey may be tempted to throw the fit-again Sandro straight back into the fray. Nedum Onuoha and Mauricio Isla are close to a return but Darnell Furlong should retain his place after making his debut at the KC Stadium in GW26.

QPR striker Charlie Austin was back from injury and back on the scoresheet in Week 26 with the help of Matt Phillips.

Austin only missed one match for QPR but prior to the goal against Hull in Week 26 he had failed to score in three Premier League appearances. If QPR are to have any hope of survival they need the England hopeful to get back to scoring on a regular basis and he should thrive on the delivery from Matt Philips who has been recalled to the team by Chris Ramsey and provided the assist on Saturday. Phillips' is an expert crosser of the ball and provided two assist in the Week 25 win over Sunderland so the two players could be key over the final three months of the season. However, you'll need to avoid either for Week 27 as QPR do not have a fixture scheduled.
Feb 24 - 4:53 AM

Joey Barton was sent off in the first half as QPR lost to Hull City.

As the captain, Joey Barton is supposed to lead by example, but he let his team and the fans down with a typical show of petulance in the first half. With QPR 1-0 down already the midfielder lashed out at Tom Huddlestone and was shown a straight red card, leaving his team mates little chance of getting back in to the match. The away side did fight back to 1-1 through Charlie Austin and put in a remarkable second half display, but lost the game in the 89th minutes as Dame N'Doye hit the winner. The finger of blame should quite rightly be pointed in Barton's direction and he'll now face a three match ban.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 21 - 12:18 PM

Queens Park Rangers received a massive boost this week with the news that Charlie Austin will be available for the trip to the KC Stadium after recovering from a foot injury.

Austin is back, and the clubs leading scorer could be paired with Bobby Zamora up front who helped the Hoops secure their first points away from Loftus Road in GW25 at the Stadium of Light. Sandro "is still in his conditioning phase" while a knee injury is likely to keep Mauricio Isla out and with Leroy Fer sidelined "for the foreseeable future," Chris Ramsey will need to consider his options. The departure of Harry Redknapp means Adel Taarabt, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Mauro Zarate have all been given a second chance to prove themselves. Rio Ferdinand should continue to deputise for the injured Richard Dunne and another booking for Joey Barton would extend his Premier League record to eight [8] consecutive cautions.
Feb 20 - 4:51 PM

Charlie Austin [foot] has been passed fit for the trip to the KC Stadium on Saturday but Mauricio Isla will miss out after suffering a knee injury in training.

Chris Ramsey confirmed the absence of Isla during Thursdays’ press conference while advising Sandro was also short on fitness as he continues his "conditioning phase." With Leroy Fer sidelined for the "foreseeable future" and a knee injury keeping Richard Dunne out until April the Hoops will make changes but they are expected to keep the bulk of the starting eleven which triumphed at the Stadium of Light in Rangers’ first win away from Loftus Road this season. Shaun Wright-Phillips and Adel Taarabt come back into contention under Ramsey while Mauro Zarate has also seen his stock significantly improve since the departure of Harry Redknapp.
Feb 19 - 7:59 PM


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