They say football is a team game- but sometimes you need special players ‘to make the team’.Take Louis Suarez for example last season for Liverpool,as good as the Reds were last term- they might not have got so far in the league if it wasn’t for the Uruguayan’s goals. Now that the Uruguayan has left Anfield for Barcelona, everyone can quite clearly see how much the Anfield side are struggling with out Suarez – the Reds are quite clearly lacking that ‘bite’ from last season (pun intended).
Queens Park Rangers will be hoping that charlie Austin will be their ‘special player’ for this season. The former Burnley striker has scored 4 goals in his last 3 games for the Hoops, with 6 goals altogether for the season so far – and the 25 year old could be crucial to the West London’s side battle to avoid the drop.
The sale of Loic Remy must have been a big blow to Harry Redknapp’s QPR – but the sale of the Frenchman to West London rivals Chelsea has only helped Austin ‘raise his game’. A double in a crucial win against Aston Villa and the opening goal in the 2-2 with Manchester City – has only emphasised how vital Charlie Austin is to this QPR side. Bobby Zamora is hard working – but it’s been ‘quite a few seasons’ let’s just say since the 32 year old scored 20 goals a season for example.
Eduardo Vargas had a good world cup for Chile and did grab a brace in the ‘gutsy’ performance against Liverpool. The Chilean has only them 2 goals to date, which at this level isn’t enough. Heaven for bid but if Charlie Austin does get injured, Rangers could struggle.
The 25 year old former Burnley striker did raise eyebrows when he left turf moor and signed for the QPR in a £5 million deal. How Austin has proved his critics wrong, Charlie Austin played a crucial part in the West Londoners promotion to the premier league by scoring 20 goals in the 2013-2014 season.
If Rangers do stay up they will be hoping former Burnley striker Austin manages a similar goal return to that of last season if they are to stand any chance of premier league survival. The main difference from the last QPR team and this current QPR team is that they have a goal scorer in Charlie Austin.