The Season So Far: QPR

Cash rich QPR will be looking forward to January to improve their squad further, but already they are looking very competitive.

Star man: Heidar Helguson, previously regarded as a journeyman striker, his goals have inspired QPR to momentous victories.

Notable mentions: Joey Barton, Luke Young, Anton Ferdinand.

Must do better: Adel Taarabt.

Manager: Neil Warnock has settled in his unlikely West London home and looks to be here for the foreseeable future, but if the new owners meddle with first team affairs and sign players he doesn't want, he could be tempted to walk.

Grade: B+

Verdict: QPR have made a big impression so far on their return to the Premiership. Stuffed 4-0 at home to Bolton on the opening day, it looked like there could be a long season ahead. They bounced back with a 1-0 win away to Everton, and new owner Tony Fernandes has helped take them to new heights. Three of their best players, Barton, Young and Ferdinand are all Fernandes signings.

High points are the victory at Stoke and the home win over neighbours Chelsea, but a 6-0 loss against rivals Fulham shows there is still plenty of work to be done, and the weekend's loss to Norwich was also a disappointment. Rangers' biggest problem is their inconsistency, they need to put together a run of wins, but with the new owner already scouring the market for potential January signings, the club will be given every chance to avoid a relegation scrap.

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