No Kranjcar, Sandro or Onuoha - Is this QPR's best starting XI?

Sandro KO Gomes

If you were Harry Redknapp and had to pick Queens Park Rangers' best starting XI right now.

Before rumours of a Christmas lunch bust-up - rumours that have been stringently denied - things looked rather positive for QPR.

Yes, Harry Redknapp's side are still in the thick of the relegation mire but, for the first time in ages, they are out of the bottom three - and their home form is giving them a real shout when it comes to survival.

If a do-or-die clash that could decide QPR's fate was this weekend, though, what would be the absolute best (injuries aside) R's starting XI Redknapp could pick?

In goal, Alex McCarthy is a superb deputy but Rob Green's form makes him a dead cert. Yun Suk-Young, Steven Caulker and Richarde Dunne's places in the back four are also under no dispute.

Mauricio Isla would make the right-back spot, beating Nedum Onuoha, while Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin would take their places up front.

In midfield, however, both Sandro and Nico Kranjcar could miss out, as the strength of Joey Barton and Karl Henry are essential for QPR. Leroy Fer also deserves his place in midfield, even though Kranjcar has largely impressed this season.

QPR best XI?

Rob Green, Yun Suk-Young, Steven Caulker, Richarde Dunne, Mauricio Isla, Joey Barton, Karl Henry, Eduardo Vargas, Leroy Fer, Bobby Zamora, Charlie Austin.

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