Saturday, 16th August - Hull City – Loftus Road
A season opener against Hull City might not be the fixture of the weekend on paper, but it does signal the return of football – Premier League football at that – and that’s enough to get us excited! Rangers will be looking to emulate Hull City’s example last season by consolidating their Premier League position this year and a home start could be the ideal way to kick things off.
Saturday, 20th September - Stoke City – Loftus Road
Games against former managers always spark interest and the visit of Stoke City to Loftus Road is sure to be a feisty affair. Former QPR boss Mark Hughes is currently in the Stoke hot seat and the R’s have enjoyed one or two dramatic matches against the Potters in recent Premier League history.
Saturday, 1st November - Chelsea – Stamford Bridge
One of the few highlights from our last Premier League season, only one other team has beaten Chelsea at home since Shaun Wright-Phillips struck in a 1-0 win on 2nd January 2013. That ensured bragging rights remain in this part of west London. Can the R’s keep hold of them again?
Sunday, 14th March - Crystal Palace – Selhurst Park
QPR’s trip to Crystal Palace in the new year will be the first time the two London sides have met in the top flight in over 20-years. Who can forget Rangers last trip to south London when Heidar Helguson scored a last minute winner during the R’s previous Premier League promotion season More of the same from Charlie Austin?
Saturday, 11th April – Chelsea – Loftus Road
When Chelsea visit Loftus Road it’s never dull – expect an atmosphere to rival the Play-Off Semi-Final against Wigan Athletic. Rangers enjoyed a 100 per cent Premier League record against their west London rivals at home during their last spell in the top flight, add Jose Mourinho into the mix and this match should be one not to be missed!
Saturday, 9th May – Manchester City – Etihad Stadium
A trip to the current Premier League champions, a couple of weeks before they could potentially retain their crown might not be an obvious choice but we’re sentimental here at QPR and who can forget that mad Survival Sunday in 2012? For that reason alone we’re looking forward to another trip to the Etihad.