Rafa Benitez has made a few changes but this is a pretty strong side he’s named to take on QPR.
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This game could not have come at a worse time for Everton. The injury-ravaged Blues are coming off their first defeat of the season under Rafa Benitez and will look to be resting a few starters from their thin squad but will come up against a passionate Loftus Road crowd that will be cheering their side on sensing a Cup upset in the making.
Benitez talked about getting his side to bounce back as soon as possible after their first loss and will be looking to get off to a positive start in this midweek game under the lights. It doesn’t look like any of the quartet of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Seamus Coleman and Jordan Pickford will be fit for this one, but the Blues do not have any new injury worries after the trip to Villa Park so that’s some good news.
Hosts QPR also slid to a defeat this weekend, conceding in time added on to lose to Bristol Rovers 2-1. Mark Warburton is a seasoned campaigner and it will not be lost on him that some of Rangers’ biggest wins in history have been against the Toffees.
Competition: Premier League Matchday 14
Date and start time: Sunday, November 3rd at 8:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m ET / 4:30 p.m. BST
Stadium: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Loftus Road, London, England, United Kingdom
Weather: 66°F/19°C, partly cloudy, 1% chance of precipitation, 4 mph winds
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Begovic, Kenny, Holgate, Godfrey, Digne, Gomes, Davies, Townsend, Iwobi, Gordon, Rondon
Subs: Lonergan, Keane, Allan, Gray, Doucoure, Branthwaite, Simms
The Blues have had a pretty positive record against QPR in recent years, but did lose away at Loftus Road in 2011 when they first returned to the Premier League when David Moyes was in charge.