QPR's Opta stars of the season so far: Fer, Barton, Isla feature

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Regardless of Queens Park Rangers' Premier League position, some stars have put in the numbers throughout the season so far.

Exactly half-way through the Premier League season, the good news for QPR fans is that their side are 15th in the table. The bad news, however, is that they are only two points off the drop.

Regardless of their position, though, which has fluctuated throughout the campaign so far, certain names have consistently produced more than others when it comes to the stats...

  Chances CreatedDribbles WonAccurate CrossesFinal-Third PassesMinutes Played
Leroy Fer 31 34 5 160 1,489
Joey Barton 30 6 21 119 969
Bobby Zamora 21 0 3 85 750
Mauricio Isla 19 7 7 115 1,260
Niko Kranjcar 15 10 14 100 694
Eduardo Vargas 12 12 7 75 972

Indeed, as Opta data shows, Leroy Fer has been QPR's most creative player so far this term. The summer signing has created more chances than anyone else, won more dribbles and completed more final-third passes.

Joey Barton is only one behind, though, having played far less games than the Dutchman.

  Accurate PassesTouchesPassing AccuracyMinutes Played
Leroy Fer 537 947 81% 1,489
Joey Barton 459 848 75% 969
Karl Henry 412 639 82% 1,179
Mauricio Isla 411 918 78% 1,260
Steven Caulker 375 843 75% 1,620
Niko Kranjcar 273 546 76% 694

The duo feature again when it comes to the west London side's best passers, while Karl Henry, Mauricio Isla and Steven Caulker complete the top five.

Niko Kranjcar would no doubt feature even higher were he afforded more game time by Harry Redknapp.

  Tackles WonInterceptions WonEffective ClearancesAerial Duels WonOutfielder BlocksMinutes Played
Mauricio Isla 39 36 40 16 2 1,260
Karl Henry 29 12 12 15 3 1,179
Richard Dunne 24 27 129 44 18 1,023
Leroy Fer 24 20 17 44 3 1,489
Joey Barton 22 17 33 20 14 969
Nedum Onuoha 19 15 49 17 3 720

Defensively, meanwhile, which has been a big problem area for QPR in the top flight, Mauricio Isla has been their star of the campaign thus far, winning 39 tackles, 36 interceptions, 16 aerial duels and making two blocks. The likes of Richard Dunne and Barton have done far better in terms of clearances (Dunne) and blocks (both), however.

2015 will no doubt bring the need to improve on all these numbers throughout Redknapp's squad - as Premier League survival is at stake.

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