Crystal Palace and Leicester City managed to surprise the season in the first three months. On Sunday, the two teams face each other at Selhurst Park and it promises to be a fun duel!
Before Palace 11 of the Premier League, Crystal Palace was neatly in sixth place. The Eagles are performing above expectations for the time being, and Roy Hodgson probably did not expect that either. Hodgson has been given the assignment that he may not be relegated to Palace and that will no longer happen, but Hodgson generally also plays concrete football with his teams. This is also the case with Crystal Palace, but if results are achieved just like this season, you will not hear anyone complain.
Palace booked a result last weekend while visiting Arsenal. The game at the Emirates Stadium ended in a 2-2 tie and The Eagles fought back cleverly from an early 2-0 deficit in North London. Earlier in the season, Crystal Palace also won 1-2 against Manchester United and that shows that even the top clubs are having a hard time this season with a Crystal Palace, which, unlike last season, no longer revolves around Wilfried Zaha.
Leicester City is currently one step further than Crystal Palace. The Leicester City supporters even hope that their team can finish in the Premier League’s top 6 this season and it is not impossible. Brendan Rodgers gives Leicester City good and, above all, efficient football, and The Foxes was in third place prior to this round of play. Leicester City managed to score twenty points and with that it keeps clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur under control.
Last Friday Leicester City won no less than 0-9 against Southampton. The Foxes booked the biggest ever victory in the Premier League at St. Mary’s Stadium and that result shows once again that this Leicester City cannot be stopped for the time being. The nine-blower against Southampton gave Rodgers’ team a good follow-up to the Carabao Cup tournament this week: League One-club Burton Albion was defeated 1-3 by Leicester City on Tuesday-evening. A player like Jamie Vardy was logically sidelined by Rodgers, who of course will play against Crystal Palace with his strongest team.