Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is facing a race against time to be back to full fitness in time for the Reds’ trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park after aggravating an existing injury whilst away on international duty with Germany.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah may harbour long-term ambitions of holding down a starting place in Manchester United’s first-team but this season, he’s been playing his football at Selhurst Park; a task that the man himself has enjoyed immensely.
Wilfried Zaha only signed his latest five-year contract extension at Crystal Palace last summer but after playing such a pivotal role for the Eagles throughout the 2017/18 campaign, plenty of neutrals are raising the possibility of him flying the nest by the time summer arrives.
Will Donkin is unlikely to be a name too many Palace fans are familiar with but thanks to his mother’s international heritage, the U18 regular is fast becoming one of the biggest stars in the Taiwanese international set-up.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s rapid rise to prominence has taken many both inside and outside the Crystal Palace bubble by surprise in recent weeks but as the youngster and his teammates prepare to take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool next weekend, this piece examines the reasons why his recent form is far more than just a flash in the pan.
Palace fans have become used to the thought of their manager changing every year or so but with Roy Hodgson now in charge and seemingly happy to stay in the post, many are hoping for a period of stability, including defender Damien Delaney.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is sounding more and more confident of Croydon Council giving the go-ahead for the club to redevelop the Main Stand at Selhurst Park when the final meeting takes place in a little over three weeks time.18