Many Palace fans would not like to currently see club captain Luka Milivojevic return to the starting eleven, as without him, the South London side have won their last three in a row (BBC Sport).
Eagles fans have been replying to an article by The Athletic journalist Matt Woosnam who asked the question whether any of the current midfielders (James McArthur, Cheikhou Kouyate and James McCarthy) should be dropped for the Serbian midfielder.
Since his arrival from Olympiacos for £13.59 million in January 2017, Luka has been key to the side, making 111 Premier League appearances and scoring 26 times (Transfermarkt). Most of these have been from the penalty spot, for which he boasts the stat of a 95% conversion rate (Crystal Palace).
However he has not been at his best this season and also got sent off for misconduct in the FA Cup tie against Derby, something which could have been easily avoided, so maybe a break from the first team is the best thing for Serbian.
Here are what Palace fans had to say on the 28-year-old midfielder:
#CPFC have been without Luka Milivojevic for the last three games, and James McCarthy, James McArthur and Cheikhou Kouyate have been quietly impressive.
— Matt Woosnam (@MattWoosie) March 11, 2020
Please god no. Luka walked back into the side after his ridiculous suspension and continued to play terribly. Didn’t deserve his place then, doesn’t now.
— Bollard (@Bradley_Pollard) March 11, 2020
Luka does not deserve to be in our starting 11, keep Cahill as captain
— Oliver Panter 🦅 (@oliver_panter94) March 11, 2020
We have to pick the same 11….James McCarthy has been giving us that bite which we have been missing….winding up the opposition which I feel we have been missing and sticking up for@wilf etc
— John Ng (@Jonno55Ng) March 11, 2020
No. We look a better side without Luka starting, he’s a good option to come off the bench if any of them tire after 65-75mins.
— QuietBikingRev (@RevQuiet) March 11, 2020
No …he’s been terrible all season.
— Nico von wolves-winkle (@NickHil59834857) March 11, 2020
God i hope not ! I love Luka but why change a winning team ? Three wins in a row and the midfield looks sold. No reason to change would like to see Jeff or Andros come on as a sub in the second half.
— Darcy McCavana (@DarcyMcCavana) March 11, 2020
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