QPR were tipped for automatic promotion from the Championship this time last year, but the R's did it the hard way as Harry Redknapp guided the club through the dreaded playoffs and back to the top flight at the first time of asking. However, their return hasn't quite gone to plan so far; one win from four games is bad enough in itself, but the manner in which QPR lost those games has been disappointing.
The 1-0 home defeat to Hull City on the opening day of the season was a lacklustre performance, whilst on the road they have lost 4-0 in consecutive games to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, both in which QPR have offered very little in attack and completely collapsed on the the opposition get in front.
That has led to some people questioning whether Redknapp really has a Plan B or whether it really is just soak up pressure and hope for a point.
It's not all doom and gloom down in West London though, as new signing Eduardo Vargas looked lively against United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Chilean international, 24, made his name with Universidad de Chile, and whilst his goalscoring exploits in his homeland earned him a move to Napoli, it hasn't gone to plan ever since. After struggling in Italy, Vargas was loaned out to Gremio and then Valencia, but neither move could rekindle his touch in front of goal.
And despite reported interest from Arsenal and Sunderland, Vargas chose to make the move to QPR alongside international team mate Maurizio Isla. With Loic Remy gone, QPR need Vargas to hit the back of the net if they are to achieve survival, and he showed the ability to get in behind defences with his pace against United - though when presented with a late chance in front of goal, he could only drag the ball wide.
Still, he was one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise dismal QPR side, and fans may be encouraged to hear that Vargas is already eyeing up a long-term stay at QPR despite only arriving a month ago.
"I have played in Spain and Italy and it was a great experience," he added. "This style of football suits me better and I have to just keep working hard so that I can stay long term."
QPR will be the ones to decide whether he stays permanently or not, and that may well rest on two things; whether QPR stay in the top flight and how many goals he scores this season.