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

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

Crystal Palace have been on a good run lately and have clawed themselves off the bottom of the table and out of the relegation zone with only one loss in their last 10 matches.  After a run of incredibly difficult fixtures to start off the season, the Eagles have picked up points against the teams around them, pushing them away from the dreaded bottom three.  Their only loss in their last 10 matches came against  Tottenham and now they'll have …
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 …
The battle at the bottom of the Premier League

The battle at the bottom of the Premier League

This weekend's Manchester derby will obviously take the headlines, with many sharing the opinion that should the blue side of the city take the three points on Sunday, the title race could be as good as over. It isn't the only derby this weekend, as Everton travel to Anfield in the Merseyside derby, to face a currently-rampant Liverpool. Those two games, however, are surely going to overshadow three fixtures that are of a paramount importance at the other end 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 …
4 Harsh Truths for Chelsea - Palace 2 Chelsea 1

4 Harsh Truths for Chelsea - Palace 2 Chelsea 1

1 - No focal point up front  On Saturday Antonio C0nte's Chelsea travelled the short distance to fellow London based Premier League side Crystal Palace. The blues looked to bounce back from a loss to Manchester City the week previous to the international break. All London derbies in the Premier League are ripe with passion and this game looked set to be no different. Palace was yet to score or win in their previous 7 outings this season, while Chelsea …
Crystal Palace Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

In football, expectations decide the level of satisfaction fans have from a team’s performances. This is perhaps true for most things in life. This Saturday, two teams whose fans have dissatisfaction levels ranging from “completely disgusted” to “slightly concerned” take on each other. Crystal Palace host Chelsea in game week 8 at Selhurst Park. Palace fans have major causes of worry. That their team has not gained a single point on the Premier League table in seven matches, is in …
What is Going Wrong for Crystal Palace?

What is Going Wrong for Crystal Palace?

Currently sitting in 20th place, both winless, goalless, and pointless, is Crystal Palace. This position would not have been anticipated by most Palace fans and football pundits, after a decent summer transfer window bringing in the permanent transfer of Mamadou Sakho, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Jairo Riedewald. However, despite these additions, the Eagles have looked extremely poor under both Frank de Boer and new manager Roy Hodgson, collecting a series of unwanted records and not managing to score a …
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