Blues picked up their second consecutive victory yesterday, with a pulsating 4-3 victory away at Loftus Road. It was their first win at Loftus Road since 2006. Here are my player ratings from the game.
It's very hard not to give Man of the Match to a striker who goes and scores a first half hat trick, but in this instance I feel like Lee Camp is more than worthy of this accolade. He was magnificent yesterday, even aside from the last minute penalty save. He came to collect crosses, he made some vital saves throughout. To top it off, the penalty save at the end was magnificent - which lead to a well deserved standing ovation from the Blues fans at the end.
A difficult afternoon's work for Wes, just like most of the defence. They were really up against it in the second half. Wes held his own quite well in the end.
Probably one of the most difficult afternoons Morrison will have this season, Matt Smith can be a real handful. On a whole he dealt with him quite well, it was a proper old school battle.
Harlee picked up his first goal of the season with an unmarked header to make it 3-0 in the first half. Defensively he looked ok, he stood up to the QPR onslaught in the second half, but will definitely have better games this season.
Maxime was given a very difficult afternoon, especially in the second half. Paweł Wszołek was brought on in the second half and he was a very difficult customer for Colin.
His energy was vital for Blues yesterday, especially in the second half. He protected the defence magnificently putting in some great challenges and blocks.
Gary Gardner put in another big shift for Blues on the right hand side. He looked dangerous going forward in the first half with a few good crosses, and held it up well in the second half. His defensive work is vital in games like that.
I thought Maghoma was fantastic yesterday, he caused QPR all sorts of problems in the first half. His backheel for Che Adams 3rd goal was fantastic.
Yet again, in that number 10 role Jota thrived. He played a lovely ball through to Adams for his second goal, put the corner in for Dean's header, and it was his shot that rebounded off the post for Adams' third goal. All afternoon he looked dangerous.
Wow. Game by game, Che Adams seems to get better and better. His finishing for the first two goals was amazing, his composure is to be admired. Then for the third goal he used his footballing brain and was the only player that followed it in. There's no stopping him at the moment.
Another game passes without a goal, but the Juke continues to offer Blues so much with his performances. His work rate is relentless, and I believe he is one of the big reasons why Che Adams is doing so well this season.