Two sides who need a result for differing reasons meet on Saturday, as Queens Park Rangers host the champions Manchester City
QPR’s recent performances have been encouraging, however remain in the drop zone, whilst Manchester City are six points off the league leaders.
A late Eden Hazard penalty denied Queens Park Rangers a point away to Chelsea last weekend.
Oscar gave Chelsea a first half lead with a superb finish, although Charlie Austin’s equaliser threatened a shock result.
Eduardo Vargas fouled Hazard in the box though and the Belgian converted to earn Chelsea an eighth win from 10 league games.
Manchester City endured a mixed week, beating their Manchester rivals in the league, whilst their European hopes hang by a thread.
Sergio Aguero scored the only goal as City edged past the 10 men of Manchester United 1-0 at the Etihad last Sunday.
An appalling display at home to CSKA Moscow saw them lose 2-1 and finish with nine men and need a miracle to qualify.
Manchester City famously beat QPR 3-2 on the final day of the 2011/12 season to become Premier League champions for the first time.
The last time the two met, QPR held City to a goalless draw at Loftus Road, although Rangers were relegated in the same 2012/13 campaign.
Queens Park Rangers could name the same side that lost narrowly at Chelsea last weekend, meaning Bobby Zamora remains on the bench.
Jordan Mutch, Joey Barton and Niko Krancjar should be available after injuries, although may be named on the bench.
Edin Dzeko will be hoping to return to the starting XI, after Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas failed to impress in recent games.
Eliaquim Mangala could return for Martin Demichelis, whilst Gael Clichy will continue with Aleksandar Kolarov out injured.
QPR: Green; Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Yun; Vargas, Henry, Sandro, Fer, Hoilett; Austin
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Mangala, Kompany, Clichy; Toure, Fernandinho; Milner, Nasri; Aguero, Dzeko