Since departing Newcastle last January, Manager Alan Pardew has found success unlike anything else in his career. He returns to Selhurst Park, no longer a player but as manager of his once beloved club.
A full season under Pardew will be good news for Eagles fans and Selhurst will again be a challenge for any team, no easy wins there.
Not many new faces were required this summer, the club already had a nice base to work with. However a few fresh faces are never bad, and what a face they brought in. Club record signing Yohan Cabaye returns to the Premiere League after his rather unsuccessful stint in League 1 with giants PSG. He has already proved his worth. Bringing in young but promising striker Connor Wickham from Sunderland was also a good addition, Wickham will only progress.
One loss on the season and to Arsenal it was maybe to be expected. However three other victories put the Eagles in a very nice position four weeks into the calendar. An away win at Chelsea was most unexpected, but will prove pivotal later in the season.
I’m expecting a slight regression from the team but nothing to be ashamed of, the league is just to competitive and sides with more talent will eventually work their way up the table.
Prediction : Safe – 10th