Many Crystal Palace fans are fuming at left-back Patrick van Aanholt following his role in Aston Villa taking the lead at Villa Park.
The defender carelessly gave the ball away in the first five minutes and the opposition made the breakthrough after Ollie Watkins shot was saved and Bertrand Traore was able to shoot into an open net (SofaScore).
Most of the South London faithful feel that the Dutchman could have done a lot more and unnecessarily gave the ball away. The fans have a right to feel frustrated – he has shown some defensive frailty in recent weeks and this certainly hasn’t helped his case to continue in the starting role.
This hasn’t been the first time he has been slated recently, with many not happy with his performance against West Ham. He has to be very careful as the Eagles have some great depth in that position too – academy star Tyrick Mitchell impressed at the start of the season when van Aanholt was injured.
This campaign, before he was replaced, Mitchell made 24 tackles in total, which was the joint-fourth most in the league when he was dropped. The 21-year old managed on average 2.3 clearances and four tackles a game this term (WhoScored).
Here is what Palace fans said about van Aanholt
“Van aanholt out of position again…..”
“Van Aanholt gone walkabout again”
“Where was van aanholt for the goal? Awful start”
“Van aanholt needs to go”
“VAN AANHOLT STROLLING BACK”
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