Yesterday’s game between Palace and Tottenham Hotspur ended in late heartbreak for the Eagles but it was Dele Alli rather than goalscorer Harry Kane whose name was on everyone’s lips as the final whistle sounded.
Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Calvalieri has been on trial with Crystal Palace for well over a week now but late last week the man himself hit out at the press in his home country for suggesting he was signing for the Eagles and now we know why.
Mamadou Sakho played no part in yesterday’s 1-0 defeat against Tottenham, having told manager Roy Hodgson that he didn’t feel capable of playing an active role given his continued concerns regarding his calf.
Following accusations that Dele Alli dived during Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has hit back, saying that the midfielder’s critics are only doing so because he has become an “easy target”.
Given the length of time Connor Wickham has been out of action for Crystal Palace, plenty of supporters had begun to wonder if we’d ever see him in red and blue again but yesterday, Roy Hodgson offered an extremely detailed response to questions regarding his return to action.
There can be no doubt over which Palace loanee had the most eventful weekend after Jonny Williams and Sunderland took a share of the spoils in a ding-dong battle with Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough at The Stadium Of Light.
Wilfried Zaha remains out of the first-team picture for Crystal Palace but following on from Roy Hodgson’s comments to the press on Friday, it’s clear that the 25-year-old is doing everything humanly possible to make it back ahead of schedule.
Alexander Sørloth was given his second consecutive start in Palace colours against Tottenham on Sunday and once again gave the impression that he has the potential to be a genuine threat in the Premier League.
Yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Tottenham sent Palace fans home in despondent mood but there was one massive plus point for everyone of a red and blue persuasion in the shape of debutant right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.