Caltex Socceroos duo Bailey Wright and Massimo Luongo will set aside their national team bond when Bristol City visit QPR in the Championship early Sunday morning (AEDT).
Wright will be on a high from his side's sensational EFL Cup upset of Manchester United, while Luongo is looking to build on last weekend's 2-1 win at Birmingham.
We've assessed the Opta data to see how the pair are progressing in England's second tier.
Luongo and Wright are both essential figures for their respective clubs.
A regular in midfield, Luongo has started 20 of QPR's 22 league games this term in an impressive sign of his durability.
Wright, meanwhile, is captain of Bristol and has appeared in 19 of 22 matches, racking up 1710 minutes compared to Luongo's 1755.
LUONGO LEADS THE PACK
Renowned for his tidiness on the ball and eye for goal, Luongo is proving how well-rounded his game has become this season.
The 25-year-old leads the league in tackles with 76, despite playing fewer games than all but one other member of the stat's top 10.
He's also contested an impressive 346 duels, well ahead of Wright's 204.
However, the latter's defensive post means he has been on hand for 115 clearances compared to Luongo's 31.
Due to Luongo's deep-lying role, it could be Wright who looms as the bigger goal threat at Loftus Road.
The Victorian is yet to score this season but has tried his luck on five occasions and provided two handy assists.
Luongo, who memorably scored in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final, has netted once from his 24 attempts, scoring the first of a comeback draw against Millwall in September.
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