(Sporting Alert) — Everton manager David Moyes will be hoping his team will keep up its good for in the Barclays Premier League when the Blues take on QPR at Loftus Road Stadium this evening.
Everton is currently on one of its best starts in years – sitting in fourth place in Premier League on 14 points after seven matches and Moyes’ team is being backed to add three more points to its tally against the struggling QPR.
The team continues to be with midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who is injured, but leading goalscorer Nikica Jelavic starts this evening and could add to his tally.
Kevin Mirallas, Steven Pienaar, and Victor Anichebe are all starters for Everton with the on form Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka leading the backline.
QPR boss Mark Hughes knows his side needs a win today and he’s named a very strong side for the home side.
Hughes made three changes to his starting line-up with Armand Traore, Samba Diakite and Junior Hoilett all returning for Shaun Wright-Phillips and Anton Ferdinand, who were both dropped to the bench and Clint Hill missing out.
LINE-UPS: QPR vs Everton TEAMS
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Neville, Mirallas, Anichebe, Pienaar, Jelavic.
Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Duffy.
QPR: Cesar, Diakite, Traore, Park, Taarabt, Granero, Nelsen, Bosingwa, Hoilett, Zamora, Mbia.
Subs: Green, Ferdinand, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Onuoha, Faurlin.