Having starred for England under Roy Hodgson, Andros Townsend is hoping to replicate that sparkling form now the pair are together again at Selhurst Park. Here, he speaks about getting the most out of the partnership to turn Palace’s fortunes around.
Today could see James McArthur compete in the heat of battle for the 100th time as a Palace player. Here, the Eagles’ Mr Dependable speaks about his three years in south London, and what the future holds as he begins his second century in SE25.
For the rest of this season, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a Palace player, and already the loan move is proving to be a shrewd one. While his temporary club are benefiting from his all-action displays, he is making the most of his time in SE25 by reconnecting with his south London roots.
It’s probably fair to say that Christian Benteke doesn’t want this season to end. Five goals in his last six appearances has seen him terrorise defences again, and now he is filled with confidence those backlines will be quaking in their boots at the thought of the rejuvenated striker aiming to be a more of a menace than ever before.
The original of the Eagles’ French Five, Yohan Cabaye has hit the goal trail at the perfect time to boost Palace’s survival chances, and now he is hoping the extra influence of Les Bleu can help the red and blue in the season’s final few weeks.
Last season saw Jeffrey Schlupp get a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of one of football's - possibly sport’s - greatest against-all-odds fairytales. Here, the Eagles’ new signing gives us an insight into how the Foxes went from relegation certainties to runaway Premier League champions in just 12 months.
After claiming three clean sheets in his past five outings, Wayne Hennessey is one of a number of confidence-filled Eagles performing to their maximum. Having fought hard once again to be first-choice in goal, he is hoping inspired outings like his recent display against Chelsea will help him nail down his position for good.
When Patrick van Aanholt curled the ball into the back of the net against Middlesbrough last month, it came as little surprise despite being a left-back. Now he has broken his duck for the Eagles, one of the Premier League’s deadliest defenders is eyeing more matchwinners to steer his new team out of trouble.
It was always going to be a tough decision, but Wilfried Zaha has got what he wanted. After deciding to switch his international allegiance from England to the Ivory Coast, the Eagles winger is hoping to now make a belated mark on the world stage for club and country.
Despite finally breaking the Eagles’ all-time appearance record for a goalkeeper by making his 389th outing for the club earlier this month, Julian Speroni is still hungry for more. The Palace legend is aiming to reclaim the goalkeeper jersey he has barely let out of his safe hands for the past decade to further enhance his legacy at Selhurst Park.
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.
Having scored crucial goals for Palace during a rollercoaster 12 months, Jason Puncheon is now hoping for more of the same. As is tradition at this time, he looks back at the ups and downs of 2016 and targets more reasons for celebration following the turn of the year.
Not usually known for his goalscoring exploits, James McArthur has been enjoying regular appearances on the scoresheet this season. With four of his five goals for club and country coming via his aerial prowess, he’s hoping that he can rise to the occasion again this afternoon.
This interview first appeared in the Crystal Palace v Manchester City matchday programme - 19th November 2016. No-one has played more Premier League games for Crystal Palace than Joel Ward, but whilst he enjoys pitting his talents against some of world football’s elite players on occasions such as today, he refuses to forget where it... Continue Reading →
In the past two seasons, Joe Ledley has managed to find the Holmesdale net against Liverpool, and now he’s hoping to make it third time lucky. Fresh off his summer exploits with Wales, he has taken his fine form into the Premier League and is aiming to once again give the Reds the blues this evening.
In a relatively short space of time, Scott Dann has already achieved plenty at Palace. After representing the club for the 100th time last month at Southampton, he reflects on his time in south London as he continues to go from strength to strength in red and blue.
It took a lot of money, but Crystal Palace could have hit the jackpot with the signing of Christian Benteke. Goals have followed him wherever he has played, meaning the Selhurst Park faithful can now call one of English football’s deadliest finishers one of their own.
Despite growing up in east London, Andros Townsend’s journey to SE25 has been a long and winding one. The Eagles will be the 12th club of his professional career but he is hoping that after putting pen to paper on a five-year contract last month he’ll be able to call Selhurst Park home for the foreseeable future.
Bought to score goals last summer, Connor Wickham stepped up when Palace needed it most to send the Eagles to the FA Cup final. Now they’re there, he’s ready to repeat the feat to possibly clinch the first major piece of silverware in the club’s 110 year history, and make dreams come true.
It’s been a debate which has raged throughout the season amongst the Palace fans - who should be the club’s number one number one? It seems as though Alan Pardew has decided Wayne Hennessey is his man, helping the shot-stopper to embark on one of his best seasons to date, which could be set to get so much better.