Stats: Below average! QPR must fix these areas of poor performance

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The Queens Park Rangers management must use the international break to work on ways they can improve team performance in these areas…

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has much work to do.

Currently at the bottom of the Premier League table, QPR have returned just four points from seven games and have scored four goals against 15 conceded.

It is clear that Redknapp will be using the international break as a chance to scrutinise just where the Rs are under-performing.

With that in mind, here are some things he may wish to change…

As a team unit, Queens Park Rangers receive - on average - 581 touches on a per game basis. As a stand-alone figure that sounds a good number, however, the Premier League average is 661, which underlines just how woeful QPR are in this department.

Part of that comes down to possession. QPR only enjoy 43% of the ball each match - this must stop if the team are going to be more productive and effective with the football.

  Touches / gamePossessionGames
QPR 581.43 43 7
Average 661.32 49.54 7

The West Londoners must also improve their passing. Their total amount of passes each game pales in comparison to the average for the division, their accuracy is woeful, there are not enough forward passes each game and they do not threaten the final third or penalty area as frequently as the majority of the league.

  Total pass / gamePass accuracyFwd pass / gameFinal third entries / gamePen area entries / gameKey pass / gameGames
QPR 379.71 78% 150.14 58.71 16.29 11 7
Average 458.75 82% 164.34 62.39 17.66 9.59 7

QPR also need to shape up defensively as they not only concede too many goals, but also too many errors that lead to opponents gaining a shot on goal.

  Tackle / gameInterception / gameError led to shot / gameGoals conceded / gameGames
QPR 18.14 13.57 0.57 2.14 7
Average 19.51 15.06 0.4 1.4 7

QPR miss too many big goal-scoring opportunities, are not efficient with their shooting and must score more from open play rather than being reliant on set-pieces. The goal-scoring burden also needs to be shared around the team as a whole, including midfield and defence, rather than just strikers.

  Big chance missed / gameShot accuracy% of goals / shotsGoals Open- play / gameMidfielder goals / gameGames
QPR 0.86 25% 4% 0.14 0.14 7
Average 0.81 32% 11% 0.99 0.56 7

 

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