Former Hammer will be big danger for West Ham

QPR v West Ham United Monday, October 1, 8pm Big things were expected of Mark Hughes and his Queens Park Rangers team this season.

QPR v West Ham United

Monday, October 1, 8pm

Big things were expected of Mark Hughes and his Queens Park Rangers team this season.

Ambitious Rangers drafted the likes of Ji-Sung Park, Junior Hoilett and Esteban Granero as well as West Ham’s Rob Green to strengthen their squad.


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Manchester United’s Fabio Da Silva was also brought in on loan, but a disastrous opening day 5-0 home defeat by Swansea City was a huge smack in the teeth.

Hughes responded by adding goalkeeper Julio Cesar to the squad, much to the chagrin of Green no doubt, but results since then have hardly improved.

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Second from bottom

At the moment they sit second from bottom with just draws at Norwich and with Chelsea to show for their efforts from five games.

West Ham should beware though, there is still plenty of potential in the QPR side and though Green is unlikely to get the chance against his old club, there are likely to be one or two old Hammers with a few things to prove against their former club.

One of those will be Bobby Zamora.

The ex-Hammer already has four goals to his name this term, including one against another former club in Spurs last Sunday and he will certainly be the one to watch.

Anton Ferdinand is likely to be in the Rangers defence, while even Kieron Dyer may be fit enough to take his place, at least on the bench.

History is certainly not on West Ham’s side. They have not played QPR since a 1-0 defeat back in 2004, while they haven’t actually won there since way back in 1988.

That was in the infamous plastic pitch days at Loftus Road when Alan Dickens scored the only goal of the match.

QPR have not won this season in the Premier League, this may be their big chance.

Possible team: Cesar, Ferdinand, Nelsen, Onuoha, Da Silva, Park, Wright-Phillips, Granero, Faurlin, Hoilett, Zamora.

Prediction: QPR 2 West Ham United 0

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