Only eight points from their opening ten games, alongside a measly seven goals, mean Crystal Palace are going to find themselves in trouble if things do not change.
Manager Roy Hodgson turned things round superbly last term to ensure the Eagles maintained their Premier League status, and with a squad with such talent in this time around, there is an expectancy on him to do much better than he currently is.
The likes of Wilf Zaha and Christian Benteke should be good enough for most teams in the top flight, but things just aren’t going to plan thus far, and we at the Transfer Tavern think that some things need to change and fast at Selhurst Park.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at TWO things which need to change at Crystal Palace if the club are to avoid relegation from the Premier League…
Hit the back of the net
It’s been touched on above, and sounds simple, but Palace simply must start finding the net.
Benteke is woefully out of form, while unless a Milevojevic penalty or Zaha piece of brilliance bails the Eagles out, they never seem to look like getting on the scoresheet.
This simply must change, and it would be little surprise to see Hodgson delve into the market come January.
Get the best out of Meyer
Heads were turned when Palace managed to secure the signing of German midfielder Max Meyer, and it’s crucial they get the best out of him.
The young midfielder has never quite hit the heights he should have in his career thus far, and Palace could be the place he flourishes.
Tricky, tenacious, and with goals in the locker, Meyer could well be a key player for the Eagles as the season progresses.