Crystal Palace seemed to have found their perfect player when they signed Christian Benteke over the summer, leading the Eagles in the Transfer Tavern into a huge celebration one fateful in August.
Alan Pardew splashed a club record £27m on the big Belgian in the hope of sorting out his side’s problems in front of goal.
Palace haven’t had a consistent goalscorer at a top level for a long time, but Benteke seemed to be the missing piece of the puzzle.
‘Pardiola’ has often opted to use the wings to create chances, with Jason Puncheon and Wilfried Zaha laying on plenty of chances.
The problem the Eagles have is that Benteke is often the sole focus of opposition defenders and can therefore, be man-marked.
It seems as though Pardew was planning on using two strikers this year, with Loic Remy signed not long after the Belgian and Connor Wickham starting alongside him earlier in the season.
Should Pardew wish to arrest the club’s slump (they’ve failed to win in five games) he may do well to look at these FOUR strikers in January.
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