We’re now less than 48 hours away from the resumption of Premier League football with Crystal Palace all set to welcome David Unsworth’s Toffees to Selhurst Park on Saturday in what feels like a massive game for both sides.
In today’s round-up, we have yet another of the game’s talking heads comparing Ruben Loftus-Cheek favourably to one of the league’s established stars, news on Sam Allardyce’s immediate future as he turns down a job that he wasn’t offered, an examination of the seemingly impossible task that is shifting Jordon Mutch from our wage bill, Chelsea star Willian intentionally shooting himself in the foot and coverage of Roy Hodgson’s pre-Everton press conference.
The hype generated by Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the current international break has been quite remarkable with Palace legend Clinton Morrison the latest man to compare the 21-year-old favourably to an established Premier League star.
Following weeks of speculation, it looks as though Crystal Palace won’t be getting a mid-season chunk of compensation after all, given Sam Allardyce’s decision to rule himself out of the running for the Everton job.
In the close to three years Jordon Mutch has been on the books at Crystal Palace, he’s managed a grand total of 31 Premier League appearances and scored 0 goals. Given those statistics, it’s little wonder that no one appears to be willing to take him off our hands.
Over the last seven days, you could be forgiven for thinking that Palace have a global superstar on their books in the shape of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, with his Chelsea teammate Willian the latest in a string of high-profile names to publicly question Antonio Conte over his decision to send the 21-year-old out on loan.
It’s now just two days until Crystal Palace resume their Premier League campaign against Everton at Selhurst Park, with Roy Hodgson having spoken to the press about the game in prospect earlier this afternoon.