I think it's fair to say that because we are better at attacking, we have become a bit lackadaisical and let in some pretty poor goals.
Whenever I watch us play, when the other team are just outside our box we don't press enough and don't go in for tackles. Is it just me or are the players sometimes told not to go in for a tackle. Look at the game against Wigan, no one pressed, especially Coleman as he's on the flank, he just danced around. And the positioning was woeful. Maybe I'm wrong. Long ball syndrome again as well, I really did expect our CB's to be more competent at stopping those.
Our dependence on Baines and Pienaar scares me at times, to think that if one of them got injured, we would struggle for creativity.
I'm just glad we have Mirallas now, someone who we've needed on the other side for a long time now.
QPR is going to be tough, first game without Fellaini in a very long time, he will be missed but we still have enough quality to beat them. Gibson and Hibbert should be on the bench, and I wouldn't be surprised if we saw 4-4-2, or maybe Mirallas/Naismith behind Jelavic. Naismith needs an opportunity to start at some point, this could be an ample situation for him to be in with Fellaini missing out.
They do have some extremely good individual performers, but their defense is a joke. So scoring goals shouldn't be a problem.
I think I'm more confident for next week though to be fair, should have a fully fit squad, with Hitzlsperger being in the team also.
I'm not expecting a win though personally as I think our CM will struggle on the day, being away from home and all that, and whether they pic up on Baines and Pienaar. I would be happy for a draw, with a win against the shite.