QPR make the short trip from West to East London to take on the Hammers at Upton Park.
Queens Park Rangers looked dead and buried after their 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool three weeks ago, but since then they have beaten Chelsea, drawn with Tottenham, reached the fourth round of the FA Cup and pipped Newcastle United to the £8m signing of Loïc Rémy from Marseille. The 26-year-old France striker is likely to go straight into the starting line-up at Upton Park, where West Ham have been strong this season. Home fans be warned, however – Harry Redknapp has an excellent record against his old club.
Venue Upton Park, Saturday 3pm
Last season n/a
Referee Howard Webb
This season’s matches 17 Y62, R2, 3.76 cards per game
Odds West Ham 11-10 QPR 11-4 Draw 12-5
Subs from Spiegel, Potts, Spence, Moncur, Collins, Wellington, Collison, Fanimo, Hall, Diarra, Jarvis, O’Neill, Taylor, Chamakh
Doubtful Collins (hamstring), Wellington (match fitness)
Injured Carroll (knee, Feb), McCartney (knee, Mar)
Form guide LWLLDL
Disciplinary record Y44 R1
Leading scorer Nolan 5
Queens Park Rangers
Subs from Green, Murphy, Ben Haim, Traoré, Granero, Ferdinand, Hoilett, Faurlín, Park, Ephraim, Campbell, Bothroyd, Cissé
Doubtful Hoilett (hamstring), Traoré (ankle), Granero (hamstring)
Injured Bosingwa (back, Feb), Zamora (hip, Feb), Johnson (knee, Mar)
Unavailable Diakité (international duty)
Form guide DWLLLW
Disciplinary record Y33 R2
Leading scorer Taarabt 4
QPR’s last victory at Upton Park was a 4-0 win in August 1993, the first month of the inaugural Premier League season.
These two clubs have only met three times since the turn of the millennium, twice in the Championship in 2004 and earlier this season. West Ham have won two of these matches, QPR one.
The Hammers have earned just seven Premier League points from the last possible 27.
They have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 league games.
Sam Allardyce’s side have scored three goals in the past five Premier League games.
They won their last Premier League home match, but only collected two points from the previous four Upton Park games.
Rangers have kept back-to-back Premier League clean sheets for the first time since September 2011.
They have 14 points from their first 22 Premier League games of the season. Only one of the nine teams to have won 14 points or fewer from their first 22 games of a Premier League season have avoided relegation (West Brom in 2004-05).
The Hoops have scored with just 8.1% of their shots so far this season. The last teams to have a worse shot conversion rate in a single Premier League season were Middlesbrough (7.7%) and Wigan (7.6%) in 2008-09.
Against Tottenham last weekend, they failed to register a shot on target (the seventh time a team has done so this season).
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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