VICTORIOUS: QPR won both Premier League meetings with Stoke last season by a single-goal margin.
STRUGGLES: The R's are without a win in 18 top-flight away games, losing 15 of them. Their last away win was at Stoke.
UNBEATEN: Stoke are unbeaten in 11 Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium, winning four and drawing seven.
AWAY: Mark Hughes has failed to win in any of his 14 Premier League away matches as QPR manager, losing 12 times.
TIGHT: 10 of the last 12 league games played at the home of the Potters have seen under 2.5 goals scored, with no team scoring over two goals themselves in any of the last 16 games there.
CHANGE: QPR are the only team in the Premier League this season to not have a single player who has played in every game so far.
SURPRISE: Stoke City have conceded a higher percentage of headed goals than any other team in the Premier League (40%).
HOME GROWN: 87.5% of Stoke's Premier League goals this season have been netted by English players, a league-high proportion.
RECORD: The R's are enduring their equal-worst start to a top flight season - they also had four draws and six defeats from their opening 10 games during their first ever season in the English top division in 1968-69.
SOLID: Ryan Nelsen has made 15 blocks in the league this season, no player has made more.
SHORT GAME: Just 16% of Stoke's passes this season have been over 35 yards; before this term, their lowest average was 20% in 2010/11.