By Steve Madeley For Mailonline
Published: 20:18 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 21:14 GMT, 1 January 2019
Tammy Abraham made clear his value to Aston Villa with two more goals - and boss Dean Smith played down claims the on-loan forward is on his way out of Villa Park.
Abraham's 15th and 16th goals of the season took him jointly to the top of the Championship scoring charts amid suggestions that the 21-year-old wants to return to Chelsea before joining a Premier League club on loan.
But Smith claimed he would be 'amazed' if he lost the striker, who opened the scoring against QPR before grabbing an equaliser after Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze had netted to put Steve McClaren's men in charge.
Tammy Abraham was at the double for Aston Villa as they drew with QPR at Villa Park
Abraham took his tally for the season to 16 as he rescued a point for Aston Villa
Aston Villa: Steer, Bree, Chester, Elphick, Hutton, Bjarnason, Adomah (Bolasie 61), McGinn, Hourihane (Whelan 90+1), Kodjia (El Ghazi 61), Abraham
Subs not used: Hogan, Davis, Elmohamady, Bunn
Goalscorers: Abraham 21, 75
Booked: Hourihane, Kodija
QPR: Lumley, Furlong, Leistner, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek (Samuel 77), Cousins, Scowen, Freeman, Eze (Hall 90+7), Wells (Smith 71)
Subs not used: Ingram, Oteh, Chair, Manning
Goalscorers: Freeman 41, Eze 57
Booked: Lumley, Leistner, Bidwell, Wszolek, Samuel
Referee: James Linington
The Villa boss will be desperate not to suffer a further blow to his promotion hopes after revealing that Jack Grealish's shin