Queens Park Rangers has an opportunity to pull itself off the bottom of the table when they host Aston Villa from Loftus Road live on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
With Burnley’s loss to Everton on the weekend, QPR can create space between themselves and their fellow promoted side at Turf Moor.
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However, for QPR to pull off a home win, they’ll have to silence Christian Benteke who returns for his second start since coming back from an Achillies injury, and will be supported by another return, Andreas Weimann who provides width and creativity, and also timely scoring.
One man who was unable to make his return for Paul Lambert is defender Philippe Senderos, who could not overcome a thigh injury in time for this Monday tie.
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On the other end for QPR, Sandro is also available after coming into Loftus Road as a doubt, and goalkeeper Robert Green is back after missing out in the Liverpool due to an illness.
QPR: Green; Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Suk-Young; Vargas, Sandro, Henry, Fer; Austin, Zamora.
Bench: Murphy, Traore, Ferdinand, Phillips, Hill, Kranjcar, Hoilett.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Cissokho, Westwood, Cleverley, Sanchez, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke.
Bench: Given, Okore, Cole, Bent, Bacuna, Richardson, N’Zogbia.