Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Player News - Crystal Palace

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It was supposed to be a celebration of Steven Gerrard's Liverpool career but Crystal Palace spoiled the Anfied party with a 1-3 win.

Well, that was not very nice. Alan Pardew has brought an effective attacking philosophy to Crystal Palace and it was on display again, despite the emotional atmosphere at Anfield, as he rang in five changes to his XI. Jason Puncheon brought the game level just before half with a wicked free kick. Then on the hour mark, newly inserted Wilfried Zaha scored from a Yannick Bolasie cross. Finally, a Lucas foul on Zaha in the area gave a penalty chance to Glenn Murray. His initial shot was saved but he quickly followed up the loose ball to end affairs. The season will end for Palace at home next week against Swansea.
Source: NBC Sports
May 16 - 2:49 PM

Jason Puncheon, scorer of free kick goals in each of the past two weeks, has signed a four year extension that will keep him at Selhurst Park through his age 32 season.

Jason Puncheon has done extremely well under Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park but less so under Neil Warnock. After the player nearly left in January over a falling out with Warnock things have turned around entirely as he has committed his future to the club. Alan Pardew's next priority is to keep Yannick Bolasie as the powerful winger has drawn significant attention with his late-season displays.
Source: espnfc.com
May 16 - 1:30 PM

Jason Puncheon scored a deflected free kick to draw Crystal Palace even temporarily but gave up a late Marouane Fellaini header and dropped a 2-1 decision to Manchester United on Saturday.

After streaking to safety quickly upon Alan Pardew's arrival, Crystal Palace have left supporters wondering how strong they are heading into next season. The loss to United was their fourth on the trot and sees them in danger of falling behind West Brom and former manager Tony Pulis on the season. 13th place isn't a bad result given where they were before Pardew arrived but it is disappointing given their form after his arrival.
Source: espnfc.com
May 9 - 2:28 PM

Marouane Chamakh and Frazier Campbell have both returned to the squad ahead of the Week 36 visit of Manchester United.

With both United and Palace struggling mightily over the past three weeks, the returning forward duo could have parts to play in the match. Neither is likely to start given that they've both been out of action since February but with goals at a premium for both sides Alan Pardew could see the potential to pull out a late goal from one of these two. Neither is worth a fantasy investment given the uncertainty but both are worth monitoring for the final two weeks.
May 8 - 1:32 PM

Joel Ward racked up the phantom defending points last season but hasn't been as prolific this season in general but he turned back the clock against Chelsea with a solid effort.

Ward was so solid in picking up phantom points that we named a phantom point All-Star team after him in the Monday Morning Manager column. Ward hasn't really lived up to that honor this season due to fewer opportunities and lesser production when he does actually start. Against the new champions, Ward looked like he did last season with four passes intercepted, three tackles won, and a blocked shot on defense as well as a corner won and a successful cross going forward.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 7 - 10:37 AM

Julian Speroni came up with a strong fantasy performance despite Crystal Palace losing 1-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as the Blues clinched the title.

Eden Hazard's penalty effort was admittedly weak but a penalty save is a penalty save in the fantasy universe and Speroni added six regular saves to more than balance out the loss and goal allowed. Crystal Palace has had a rough past few weeks and Speroni's fantasy performances have generally tracked with those results but this week he rose above and shone despite another loss. Hard to know what to expect in Week 36 against Manchester United.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 7 - 10:31 AM

Crystal Palace became the latest club to suffer at the hands of Chelsea, as the Eagles could not punch their way through a tough defense and lose 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Considering a win for Chelsea would crown them champions while Palace had little motivation to achieve a positive result, they still carried themselves well and played tight with the title winners. On the half hour mark, Jason Puncheon took a shot that John Terry was able to block, though questions will remain as to whether he knowingly committed handball. Regardless, Terry played like a true captain today, throwing himself in front of many a ball and protecting his keeper. Palace remain 12th in the table with a finish no higher than 11th looking likely.
Source: NBC Sports
May 3 - 10:52 AM

Joel Ward looks to be losing his race for fitness after the Crystal Palace defender missed last weekends’ home defeat to Hull City after picking up a shin injury in training.

Alan Pardew was "hopeful" when discussing his involvement in GW35 but the defender who had been an ever-present in the league this season is yet to join the group, although there may be a possibility for a return on Friday or Saturday. However the squad will be boosted as Marouane Chamakh and Frazier Campbell [both hamstring] trained fully this week with a view of making the match-day 18. The Eagles’ have lost two consecutive games and with Jordon Mutch, Joe Ledley and Chung-Yong Lee back to full fitness Pardew could look to shake things up ahead of a visit to champions elect Chelsea.
Apr 29 - 12:52 PM

Tony Pulis won the battle with the club he saved from relegation last season as West Brom beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

Yaya Sanogo had a goal called back and Yannick Bolasie had an audacious attempt denied as Crystal Palace couldn't convert 68% possession into even a single goal as West Brom beat them 2-0 at Selhurst Park. The Eagles had a major defensive breakdown early as James Morrison found himself all alone in the area for a headed goal in the second minute. Palace fought valiantly but despite their superior possession, they saw Craig Gardner score from long distance for the final 2-0 scoreline.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 18 - 12:20 PM

Crystal Palace will be monitoring a number of players during the build-up to this weekends’ game with West Brom after Pape Souare and James McArthur were forced off during the emphatic win at the Stadium of Light.

Souare was replaced on 34 minutes after suffering a thigh injury which is being monitored, however even if passed fit Martin Kelly is likely to be given the nod having been the preferred starter for most of this season. Alan Pardew will also check on James McArthur after the midfielder departed because of illness while his replacement at Sunderland – Joe Ledley – is managing a hip complaint. Fraizer Campbell and Jordon Mutch [both hamstring] are also close to a return but with the Eagles’ in such a rich vein of form neither are expected to be pushing for a place in the eleven just yet.
Apr 15 - 12:24 PM

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace had one of the better quarter hours of production you will see from any individual player, as he bagged three goals and added an assist in that time to turn a 0-0 affair into 1-4 slaughter of Sunderland.

The Eagles have been one of the more consistent and fun to watch attacking units in the top flight these days and though their barrage took up only a fraction of the match, it was a delight to witness. Glenn Murray scored his sixth goal in his last six appearances to open the scoring with a header thanks to a cross from Bolasie. From there, it was all Yannick. He scored on an assist from Murray, who was returning the favor for his goal. Then he received a long ball between two defenders and chipped it cooly over the keeper's head for the second, then wrapped it up by sheer determination as he stumbled while trying to collect the ball in the area, somehow maintained his composure and stuck another one in. The Eagles return home next to face a Baggies side who have suddenly forgotten how to defend. A Palace attacker would be a nice touch for most fantasy teams in Week 34.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 11 - 12:46 PM

Mile Jedinak returns to the Crystal Palace squad as they look to continue their remarkable form at Sunderland.

Palace captain Mile Jedinak is available following a four-game ban, and his return is timely with fellow midfielder Joe Ledley (hip) a doubt. This could mean the Aussie walks straight back in to the starting XI, although the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Jason Puncheon are better fantasy options at this stage. The Eagles are still without Marouane Chamakh, Fraizer Campbell and Jordon Mutch because of injury, so Glenn Murray will lead the line.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 10 - 2:35 PM

Jason Puncheon's set piece goal put Palace up 2-0 and they held on to win 2-1 in Week 31 action.

City absolutely dominated possession at Selhurst Park but came away with yet another disappointing result in London. Glenn Murray scored his fifth in five matches to open the scoring. Puncheon opened the second half with a fantastic free kick to double the lead. Yaya Toure pulled one back and forced a great save from Speroni in the late going but Palace held up for all three points.
Source: espnfc
Apr 6 - 5:01 PM

Glenn Murray continues to thrive as Crystal Palace's lone striker.

Murray's career at Selhurst Park looked to be over under Neil Warnock, but he has been thrown back in the starting XI by Alan Pardew (initially because of injuries to Marouane Chamakh, Yaya Sanogo and Fraizer Campbell) and has four goals in his last four Premier League games. Aside from a very poor fantasy week against QPR (committing five fouls and picking up a yellow card) Murray has returned 14 points, 17 points and 14 points in the Yahoo game over the past four weeks and has been restored as the club's penalty taker. With Palace in good form it makes the striker a tempting option moving forward, but his aggressive style of play will lead to a lot of cards, so you'll need to be prepared for this potential outcome, as we saw with his -4 points in Week 29 and his sending off against West Ham in Week 27.
Mar 24 - 5:44 AM

Wilfried Zaha passed a late fitness test after picking up an injury scoring last weekend and scored again as Palace beat Stoke City 2-1 at the Britannia.

The Potters scored first through Mame Biram Diouf and looked like they might overcome a rash of defensive injuries to pick up a home win. Crystal Palace came back with a Glenn Murray penalty to equalize in the 41st minute. In first half stoppage time it was Wilfried Zaha who got the winner after recovering from a hip injury last weekend. The win continues Palace's strong form since Alan Pardew replaced Neil Warnock as manager and sees the Eagles overtake Pardew's former team, Newcastle, in the standings in the eleventh spot.
Mar 21 - 1:09 PM



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