Crystal Palace fans here in the Tavern are pleased with the fight their side showed at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, after securing a late consolation goal in a 2-1 defeat against the defending champions.
The Eagles are hoping to avoid relegation this season under the guidance of former England manager Roy Hodgson, but injuries continue to halt the progress of Palace as the 70-year-old is having to deal with slim pickings. Indeed, defeat against Chelsea at the weekend was always expected as the Blues look to secure a Champions League spot, with a sloppy first half performance from Crystal Palace helping the defending champions’ cause.
However, the Eagles’ poor start to the season has been the main reason behind their current position in the league table, as definite improvements are needed in the summer months. Indeed, a lack of goals and a poor defensive record has many of our locals fearing for their future in the top-flight, with plenty of movement expected when the transfer window reopens in May.
Therefore, here’s a look at TWO Crystal Palace players that will surely be heading for the exits at the end of the season…
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