Here are five things we learned from Brentford’s 3-1 win over QPR on Monday night.

Watkins – I stand corrected

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

A few weeks back I categorically said ‘Ollie Watkins is not a striker.’

I watched his performance at at Loftus Road with a cup of tea and a slice of humble pie.

He was fantastic.

Up against a imposing centre back pairing of Toni Leistner and Grant Hall, he never strayed away from the physical battle when needed, but more impressively found the space between the two frequently.

This gave the Bees the green light to push further up the pitch.

His ability to beat men has always been there, but his link up play as the focal point is worlds away to what it was at the beginning of the season.

Thomas Frank was right to stick with him, and with ten goals already I wouldn’t be surprised if he reached 20 by the turn of the year.

Balance from back to front

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

Last season Brentford were electric going forward but had a soft underbelly in the middle and more importantly at the back.

That’s changed this season.

In attack they have Watkins, Said Benrahma and Bryan Mbeumo, not to mention Sergi Canos and Joel Valencia.

In those five they have speed, creativity, guile and confidence. You expect goals.

At the back they have Pontus Jansson, Julian Jeanvier, Henrik Dalsgaard, Ethan Pinnock, and Luca Racic.

Five strong, uncompromising defenders. Necessary commodities you need in this division.

As Thomas Frank says, you have ‘Beasts’ at the back.

Combining the both, it seems you have the perfect combination for success.

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Bees beginning to believe

For the first time this season the chant of ‘We are going up, say we are going up!’ was heard from the Bees.

Touted by many to be fighting for promotion at the start of the season, early results curtailed talk of Premiership, even if that was the aim.

Three wins in three however and fans, players and manager are in no doubt of where they want, or feel where they deserve to be.

Thomas Frank claims they’ve had one bad game this season, at Preston, and he has the ‘stats and numbers’ to prove it.

Watching their last three displays you feel this is an outfit that can improve even further, which is scary as they were superb at QPR.

When they are in the mood, there’s not many that could live with this well-oiled machine.

Norgaard – Unnoticed but not undervalued

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

It took some time for Christian Norgaard to cement his name in Thomas Frank’s first XI but he is now integral to the Bees.

Sitting in the centre of the park the Dane is the defensive shield, reading the game and cutting out any attack before sending those ahead of him on their way.

Great feet, good vision, and a cynical side last season’s midfield missed, the former Fiorentina man looks ready-made for this division, and dare I say it, the Premiership.

QPR – Second in the league? Second best in West London

The Hoops will blame referee Adam Woolmer’s decision to award Brentford a penalty as to why they lost this game.

Yes the decision was controversial, but make no mistake Brentford had countless chances to wrap this game up.

A win would’ve take QPR second, which having watched the tie you’d expect that’d mean Brentford were top such was the gulf in quality.

In Mark Warburton they have a top coach who spoke honestly about the penalty incident, but to claim it cost them the game, I’m not so sure.

On a side note, Ebere Eze is a breath of fresh air. If you haven’t watch his youtube highlights.