Ryan Dilks and Justin Peach recently co-hosted the latest edition of the Second Tier podcast. During the show, Dilks spent some time talking about Ilias Chair’s performance in Queens Park Rangers’ 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in their opening game of the 2020/21 Championship season.
During this recent edition of the Second Tier podcast, Dilks was full of praise for Chair’s performance on Saturday and even went so far as to compare the attacker to Eberechi Eze, who ended last season as QPR’s top goalscorer and joint-top assist provider in the Championship.
He said: “Ilias Chair, in particular, looked great. The issue with him last season was, we saw glimpses of brilliance, but he’d do it once every three games – but if he gets going, he could be quality this season.
“I know it’s a lot of praise, but if he does build some consistency, he could be their Ebere Eze from this season, couldn’t he?”
Do you think Chair can be as good as Eberechi Eze?
In addition to his 93rd-minute goal, the Morocco U23 international made the third-highest number of passes (41) and the joint-highest number of key passes (two) of any QPR player versus Nottingham Forest, as per WhoScored.
This indicates that he did play an important role for Mark Warburton’s side at the weekend and it’s clear that this impressed Dilks, with the podcaster going so far as to compare him with QPR’s club Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year for the 2019/20 season.
Hopefully, for Chair, he can build on his impressive start to the 2020/21 season and justify this high praise.