After falling in the playoffs in their quest for promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking last season, Bournemouth turned to former Fulham manager Scott Parker in the summer.
Parker has overseen an impressive unbeaten start to the new league campaign, where his side currently sit in fifth position.
Were it not for a couple of frustrating draws along the way, the Cherries could find themselves occupying an automatic promotion spot, but Parker will be pleased to see the foundations being there for a potential promotion-chasing side this year.
In the first match back after the international break, Bournemouth comfortably beat Barnsley 3-0 at home on Saturday, with a brace from young full-back Jordan Zemura and another goal for striker Dominic Solanke helping them on their way.
The result was never in doubt once Zemura gave his side the lead after just eight minutes, with the hosts dominating in terms of possession and chances created throughout the match.
Parker will have also been pleased to see his team record back-to-back clean sheets for the first time this campaign, after losing 6-0 to Norwich City in the EFL Cup three matches ago.
As for the visitors, QPR have picked up from where they left off at the back end of the 2020-21 season under manager Mark Warburton.
The Hoops finished last campaign with four wins from their final five matches, and as mentioned above, have started this one with a six-game unbeaten run in league action, and eight in all competitions.
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Warburton’s style of play has impressed many and, as a result of this style, his side have scored a league-high 14 goals in the Championship so far.
Three of these goals arrived in a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Reading on Saturday, in their return to action after the international break.
Although the manager will have been disappointed to see his side turn a one-goal advantage into a 3-1 deficit heading into the final 10 minutes or so, he will have undoubtedly been impressed with their character to come back from two goals down in the closing stages, which included a 91st-minute equaliser from Stefan Johansen.