It’s verged on a worrying summer in terms of incomings and outgoings for the West London club, losing 9 goal Luke Freeman and Nahki Wells, 8 goal Matt Smith, 7 goal Tomer Hemed and 6 goal Pawel Wszolek, leaving a top scorer of Eberechi Eze with 4 goals and barely any attacking options coming in.
Thankfully however, they hold a resolute defence, with ‘keeper Joe Lumley keeping 14 clean sheets, the 5th highest in the league last season. They have also bolstered their defensive ranks with several players, including the in-demand Yoann Barbet from Brentford.
Queens Park Rangers Opening Fixtures
A tricky set of opening fixtures awaits the Hoops, starting with a trip to the Britannia Stadium for Stoke City. This is followed by welcoming Premier League relegated Huddersfield Town before an away day at Bristol City. Two home games, against Swansea and Wigan, come before an away day at Sheffield Wednesday to complete the opening 6.
Queens Park Rangers Penalty Takers
On-loan striking due Wells and Hemed took two penalties each, with Eze claiming the fifth, which was saved by Sheffield Wednesday’s Keiren Westwood.
Queens Park Rangers EFL Fantasy Picks
As mentioned, the backline is where you’ll find most joy, with goalkeeper Lumley and defender Barbet looking tempting. Leistner and Bidwell served up 2 and 1 goal and 1 and 5 assists, yet both registered 8 yellow cards.
On the attacking front, Eze claimed 4 goals and assists last term, along with penalty duties, and may even spearhead the attack if no recognised forward is signed.
Queens Park Rangers Predicted Lineup
4-2-3-1: Lumley; Rangel, Leistner, Barbet, Bidwell; Luongo, Scowen; Shodipo, Smith, Osayi Samuel; Eze