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Details: Saturday, 10 a.m., The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
TV: Fox Soccer (delayed, 5:30 p.m.)
The Skinny: It's one of the league's surprise packages against its most disappointing side.
West Brom lost manager Roy Hodgson to the England national team at the end of last season. Under first-year manager Steve Clarke—who had no full-time managerial experience before the season—the Baggies are flying high in sixth place with 11 points.
Shane Long and on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku have two goals apiece. And apart from a 3-0 defeat at Fulham last month, the Baggies have kept three clean sheets and allowed only two goals.
QPR, on the other hand, have been a major disappointment. Manager Mark Hughes brought in a number of high-profile signings, including midfielder Esteban Granero from Real Madrid, midfielder Park Ji-Sung from Manchester United and goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Inter Milan.
Granero has played well in the midfield, and QPR have at times dominated opponents, but for all the new signings, Rangers have yet to win a match in the league this season. In fact, they sit at the bottom of the table with just two points and a goal differential of negative-nine.
Samba Diakite is suspended after receiving a red card Monday against West Ham, but that's the least of QPR's problems.