It’ll come as no surprise to anyone to see that today’s round-up revolves around the events that unfolded at The Amex Stadium last night both on and off the field.
We have footage from outside the stadium midway through the game when 150+ peaceful Crystal Palace fans were forcibly kettled by police on horseback despite not visibly causing any form of disorder. There is also a link to Brighton’s official statement included in the piece, with the fallout set to continue over the next few days.
We have pieces on the two stonewall penalties Wilfried Zaha was denied in the first-half of last night’s clash as well as quotes from the man himself which offer an insight into just how deeply he cares about the club. Believe me, regardless of the warmth you already feel towards him, his comments in the aftermath of yesterday’s game will add to it further.
Finally, we hear Antonio Conte’s response to the suggestion of Ruben Loftus-Cheek returning early to Chelsea, rather than sticking out the whole season on loan at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace and Brighton played out a 0-0 draw at The Amex Stadium last night but it was away from the pitch where the real headlines were made, as roughly 150 travelling fans were refused entry to the stadium despite possessing tickets and waiting patiently to be let in.
Wilfried Zaha has had an extremely unfair reputation as a “diver” for quite some time now and last night, Andre Marriner bought fully into that narrative when waving away what was unquestionably a penalty in the first-half of Palace’s clash with Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
Time and again over the years, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has come up big for the club in our hour of need and following last night’s 0-0 draw with Brighton at The Amex Stadium, the academy graduate admitted that he is on a “one man mission” to ensure Palace stay clear of the relegation zone in May.
Having enjoyed more first-team starts in four months at Crystal Palace than he has in four years at Chelsea, it’s little surprise to hear that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is enjoying his time in SE25; not that it’s stopped Blues fans from imploring Antonio Conte to recall him.