Former Queens Park Rangers coach, Glenn Hoddle has revealed that he believes the key to his former employers avoiding relegation back to the Championship is going to be their home form.
“Now the key to their season is winning games at home – building that belief and taking those chances when they come along. They have three more games at Loftus Road and nine more points would be enough this season to stay in the top flight.
“Trouble is, the first of those games is against Chelsea. But it is all about confidence and to be fair, Chelsea have not done that well at Loftus Road in recent seasons.
“And just look at what Burnley did with a bit of confidence, getting wins against Manchester City and then a good draw against Tottenham.
“Chelsea may not be focused 100 per cent because they effectively wrapped up the championship with the results last weekend. And Mourinho is all about just getting them over the line and that is an approach that has been found out as not good enough in the Champions League.”
QPR currently sit in the bottom three of the Premier League, however, before today’s games kicked off, they were just two points behind Hull City and trailing Sunderland and Aston Villa by three points.
Four points from their last two games, from clubs in and around them, is a step in the right direction for Chris Ramsey’s side, although, if Glenn Hoddle is right that the remaining three games at Loftus Road are key to any hopes of survival then QPR will have to do something they haven’t managed since the 20th December and win a Premier League game at home – 3-2 win against West Bromwich Albion on that day.
Hoddle left QPR shortly after Harry Redknapp did, however, Redknapp has revealed in recent days that he felt he’d lost support of certain people at the club rather than the knee surgery requirements that he first gave as his reason for stepping down.