The list of Mathieu Flamini’s former teammates reads like a Who’s Who of the 21st century’s biggest stars. From Ballon d’Or winners to global icons, he’s shared a changing room with them all, but now he is hoping that his wealth of experience can be a useful tool for his current squad’s hopes in 2017.
There’s very little that’s certain in football, but one thing that can’t be argued is that Emmanuel Adebayor knows how to hit the back of the net. Having registered on his Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur debuts, the Togolese hitman could become the first player in Premier League history to score on his fourth in a row if he gets his Eagles career off to a flyer, and cap one of the most impressive comeback stories of them all.
Monday night's result against Fulham confirmed what most expected this season - Palace are going to be involved in a relegation dogfight. With every point vital even at this early stage, the Eagles are going to have to battle and scrap their way to pull themselves away from danger. It's a situation Marouane Chamakh isn't used to, but he's relishing the challenge.