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Samba Diakite is in line to make his QPR debut when manager Mark Hughes welcomes his former club to Loftus Road.

The midfielder, who has joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season from Nancy, will be in the squad for the first time having reached the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup with Mali.

Bobby Zamora also faces his old club but fellow striker Djibril Cisse is suspended, while Heidar Helguson (groin), DJ Campbell and Luke Young (both hamstring) are still injured.

Andrew Johnson will return to the Fulham squad.

The 31-year-old striker has been out for several weeks with a left adductor injury but returns to face the club that tried to sign him during the January transfer window.

Fellow strikers Pavel Pogrebnyak and Orlando Sa are also available, while Philippe Senderos returns after a grade two strain in his left adductor. Zdenek Grygera (knee) and Steve Sidwell (hernia) are the only first-team players unavailable.

QPR (from): Kenny, Cerny, Murphy, Gabbidon, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Taiwo, Traore, Hall, Hill, Derry, Diakite, Barton, Buzsaky, Taarabt, Smith, Mackie, Wright-Phillips, Hulse, Macheda, Bothroyd, Zamora.

Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Stockdale, Etheridge, Kelly, Riise, Hangeland, Senderos, Hughes, Baird, Murphy, Etuhu, Gecov, Kasami, Frei, Dempsey, Ruiz, Davies, Duff, Dembele, Johnson, Sa, Pogrebnyak.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 1 2 3
2 Man City 1 2 3
3 Arsenal 1 1 3
4 Liverpool 1 1 3
5 Swansea 1 1 3
6 A Villa 1 1 3
7 Hull City 1 1 3
8 Tottenham 1 1 3
9 Everton 1 0 1
10 Leicester 1 0 1
11 S'land 1 0 1
12 West Brom 1 0 1
13 C Palace 1 -1 0
14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
15 Southampton 1 -1 0
16 QPR 1 -1 0
17 Stoke 1 -1 0
18 West Ham 1 -1 0
19 Burnley 1 -2 0
20 Newcastle 1 -2 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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