Andre Villas Boas and his Tottenham Hotspur side make the short trip across London to Loftus Road to take on former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp and his struggling Queens Park Rangers side in a team time kick off of the Premier League as they look to consolidate their position in the last qualifying spot for the UEFA Champions League with a win. The Lilywhites have 39 points from 21 games and currently sit on third in the table but Chelsea are just one point behind and have a game in hand as well and Spurs will look to secure an all important win against an opponent they know can spring a surprise anytime, as was found by Boas’s former employers at Chelsea which suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to The R’s at home in the last game week.

Spurs recently clinched the signing of former Manchester United defender Zeki Fryers to shore up a shaky backline for the side from North London and although he is not expected to get a start against QPR, Jan Verthongen is in line to return o the defense for Villas Boas as they look to keep up the pace at the top of the table. Spurs have a strong midfield in place with the likes of Sandro, Moussa Dembele, and Clint Dempsey as well as the high flying Gareth Bale who has been attracting a lot of interest from across Europe and the Portuguese manager knows this formidable midfield of his can be the bane of many a side, let along QPR.

With Spurs finally getting into a rhythm and a stable back four along with new goalkeeper Hugo Lloris settling into his role as the club’s number one, Spurs have a lot to be happy about and it is this feel good factor about the side that should have Harry worried about facing his former side.

QPR themselves have a lot of work do as they lie rock bottom in the league table with just two wins from 21 and are already favorites to go down to the Championship at the end of the season. But with a win against Chelsea in their last match, their confidence is also growing and with a stable goalkeeper at the back in the form of Julio Cesar, they will be one tough nut to crack for the Spurs forward lines which will be without Emmanuel Adebayor.

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