The good news? Norwich kept only 3 clean sheets at Carrow Road last season, and conceded 30 goals in just 19 home games – more than all teams in the Premier League but the three relegated clubs.
So we should see Mark Hughes’ QPR fire home their first goal of the season. And since Hughes can’t pick the 1992 version of himself in this one, he’ll have to rely on the likes of Cisse, Hoilett, Taarabt, and/or Zamora to pick up the slack.
That’s why Adel Taarabt is our Funny Feeling Friday. Only owned by 2.5% of fantasy managers, the Moroccan disappointed last season with just 2 Premier League goals. Miserable. He comes in priced at just 6M in the Fantasy Premier League – cheaper than teammates Hoilett and Cisse – who were the silver and bronze medalists in my mind for this week’s FFF column – by 0.5M. That trio will be relied upon to keep more of the ball than they did last weekend and provide some creativity and finishing in the final third. I think they’ll do it this time around.
The mid-term doesn’t look bright for Mark Hughes, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham to follow after this match – so this match at Norwich is massive. A draw is not enough. QPR need to push for a win. They’ll attack, and Taarabt could just grab a goal or assist.
From famine to feast in just one week – it’s QPR. It’s Adel Taarabt. Your Funny Feeling Friday.