Six wins, two draws and only one defeat marked a pretty successful pre-season campaign for Crystal Palace this summer, and Alan Pardew’s team will be going into their opening game with West Brom with a tidy amount of confidence.
It doesn’t get much better than that but the Eagles are facing the very real prospect of losing star man Yannick Bolasie, who is being closely courted by Everton, with a deal thought to be on the very near horizon.
He’s been a crucial part of Palace’s squad for over four years now and will be undoubtedly missed if he does leave Selhurst Park with the season just around the corner.
So without the Congolese striker, can Palace still compete in the league or are they set to struggle for the upcoming campaign?
With all this in mind, here’s how Palace should lineup against West Brom on Saturday in a game they can very much win, even without Yannick Bolasie.
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