Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Capoue, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon, Adebayor
Tottenham Hotspur are missing quite a bit of players when they host QPR at White Hart Lane with last week’s red card to Kyle Naughtonas well as the injury to Kyle Walker not helping Mauricio Pochettino’s cause. This means Eric Dier could be forced to play at right back as an unfit Jan Vertonghen is likely to get his start alongside Younes Kaboul. Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Moussa Dembele could be brought on later as the trio recently returned from an extended holiday given their international duties at the World Cup.
Queens Park Rangers (3-5-2): Green, Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne, Simpson, Fer, Barton, Mutch, Traore, Austin, Remy
Queens Park Rangers will face Spurs with a clean bill of health in regards to his selection as Harry Redknapp’s reinforced side looks to pick up their first point of the new campaign. They recently signed both Leroy Fer and Eduardo Vargas, but it looks as though Fer will be the only one making his QPR debut today as Vargas is currently back in Italy clearing his visa. Loic Remy is expected to play a huge role for his side despite being heavily linked with a club exit with Tottenham being amongst the many interested parties. Mauricio Isla could make his club debut, but is expected to start on the bench.
I fancy QPR to nick a result at Tottenham on Sunday.
— Billy Spencer (@BillySpencer_97) August 20, 2014
We are starting to get a nice little squad together now , bring on Tottenham on Sunday #qpr
— Dean Spencer (@Spenno1) August 21, 2014
We can definitely get something at Tottenham if we play like last week. Add Isla and Fer to the mix and we are looking strong for Sunday — e-QPR (@e_qpr) August 21, 2014
On September 23rd 2012, Tottenham Hotspur hosted Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League as Spurs came out on top with two goals in two minutes to turn around the one goal deficient. With the match ending 2-1 last time, a new and improved QPR looks set to take the game straight to their opponents.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Queens Park Rangers: An Alternative Preview
Tottenham have won four of their last six Barclays Premier League games against QPR, with one of those wins masterminded by current Rangers boss Harry Redknapp.
In their last Premier League campaign (2012-13), QPR took fewer points from London derbies than any other side (nine in 10 games).
QPR have won just four of their last 40 Premier League games.
Tottenham have won four of their last five Premier League games.
Joey Barton has created more goalscoring chances than any other Premier League player this season (6).
Tottenham, along with Stoke, were one of only two teams not to pick up a booking on the opening weekend.
Tottenham have won each of their last four Premier League home games, scoring 14 goals in the process.
The Lilywhites have won all but two of their Premier League home games in 2014 (losing to Manchester City and Arsenal).
In 102 Premier League London derbies at home, Spurs have only won one more (38) than they have drawn (37).
Rio Ferdinand has not conceded a foul in any of his last 27 Premier League appearances.