Mamadou Sakho's Presence is Vital for Crystal Palace in their Fight for Survival

Mamadou Sakho's Presence is Vital for Crystal Palace in their Fight for Survival

After Roy Hodgson had said his central-defender Mamadou Sakho was too ‘‘scared’’ to play against Tottenham last month, the former Liverpool player was formidable as Crystal Palace picked up a crucial win away to Huddersfield. Having not won in seven games, Palace moved out of the relegation places with a vital 2-0 victory against fellow relegation candidates. Sakho returned to training the week before the game having injured his calf against Newcastle in early February, meaning his imposing presence was …
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Tottenham travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Sunday in a London derby. The two teams have differing objectives for the rest of the season. The home side will be desperate to stay in the Premier League, but a recent injury crisis has made that task a lot more difficult. Meanwhile, Spurs want to finish in the top four for the third successive season. They have come a long way under Mauricio Pochettino and it would be viewed …
Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal have had a very eventful week.  At time of writing, Theo Walcott has been sold to Everton, while deals for Alexis Sanchez to move to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going to the Emirates, Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang moving to Arsenal, and Malcom to go to the Gunners are all being discussed, according to various sources, including David Ornstein of the BBC.  While there is a lot of talk, nothing has been completed, at time of writing, so they could be …
How Important is Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace?

How Important is Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace?

The arrival of Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park seems to have had an impact on one man in particular. Although the former England manager didn’t ignite a turn in Palace’s fortunes straight away, the Eagles have certainly improved significantly in the past month. It is just one loss in eight Premier League games now for Crystal Palace, and Wilfried Zaha’s performances have been a fundamental part in it. The number-11’s talent has never been questionable, more so the consistency of …
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will be full of confidence after their historic mid-week win over Real Madrid in the Champions League and they will want to build further momentum with a win over Crystal Palace. Although the Eagles are at the bottom of the Premier League, they are starting to show improvement under Roy Hodgson after taking four points from the last three matches. In the two meetings between the clubs last season, Spurs took maximum points, but it wasn't easy for them …
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur | Team News, Key Men & Stats

There is massive pressure on Crystal Palace to get out of the mini slump they are enduring, which has seen them be winless in five Premier League games. Worse still, they have failed to score in all of these games and have conceded eight goals. They still find themselves in the 8th spot but if they are to try and attain European qualification, they must change things and start getting back to winning ways. Tottenham travel to Palace to take Alan Pardew's …
Crystal Palace Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace have been either boring or solid depending on how you look at their last two performances. Notching two 0-0 draws over the festive period, away at Bournemouth and at home to Swansea City, the Eagles find themselves at a lofty fifth position only four points off Champions League qualification. The two clean sheets will be well appreciated by the fans but failing to score in two successive Premier League games against opponents who are very beatable is not …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Although still very early into the proceedings of the Barclays 2015-16 Premier League season, fans will be now have been afforded a glimpse at what their side has to offer this season. The start the home side have made may leave Tottenham Hotspur fans feeling they will once again be victims of harbouring too much hope, and may fear another arduous year beckons at White Hart Lane. Those making the journey across London will be ecstatic after 3 wins from …
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