Three to watch when QPR head to Villa

QPR head to Villa Park tonight to face one of the promotion chasers Aston Villa.

The Villains are in the mix for automatic promotion, whilst the R’s are looking to build on our impressive last two performances. We take a look at three of their key players in recent weeks.

Albert Adomah


  • Speed
  • Dribbling
  • Work-rate

A tricky customer who’s in outstanding form, Adomah has already netted twice against the R’s this season. The 30-year-old was Villa’s assist king last season but he’s taken on the goal-scoring mantle this term – finding the net on 14 occasions. Likely to operate down the left – the winger’s pace and accurate crossing with both feet make him a real asset to a dangerous Aston Villa attack.

Jack Grealish


  • Touch
  • Vision
  • Close control

Villa’s playmaker, who before his injury, was at the heartbeat of everything for Steve Bruce’s side and is the glue to their attack. His great vision brings others into the game, while his passing is frequently a delight, the 22-year-old also wins many fouls due to his quick feet. If there’s one thing missing from the England Under-21s game it’s goals with him finding the net just once this campaign. He returned from injury on the weekend to put in an excellent performance in their 4-1 win over Wolves.

James Chester


  • Tackling
  • Attacking set pieces
  • Concentration

Whilst John Terry’s signing for Villa last summer might have captured the headlines it is his defensive teammate James Chester’s performances alongside him that have taken them since. The former Manchester United youngster has been a mainstay of a defence that has conceded just 33 goals this term, only Wolves and Cardiff have let in fewer. Ever present for the Villains this campaign, Chester has made on average 11 clearances, tackles or interceptions a match making him a vital part of their side.