The latest statistic surrounding Jordan Ayew’s great season at Crystal Palace highlights how crucial the Ghanaian striker has been to making sure Palace are not lower down the table this year and is making fans love him even more.
Journalist Richard Foster, who writes features for the Guardian, emphasised that Jordan Ayew now holds the Palace Premier League record for points gained by an individual’s goals in a single season overtaking Andy Johnson when he was at Palace in 2004/05. (Citisports)
This season in the Premier League, Ayew has scored eight goals and has scored a goal in both of the last two fixtures. (Transfermarkt) This is nearly a third of the Eagles’ goals; they have only scored 26 and it means that Ayew has single-handedly got Palace 17 points this season. Without him, they would be on 22 points, which would have placed them 19th in the league instead of where there are now (11th)
Has Jordan Ayew surprised you this season?
Ayew only scored once for the south London club in the league last season in 20 appearances, and his turnaround has been remarkable. (Transfermarkt)
Here are what fans are saying on the club record stat:
Jordan Ayew now holds the Palace Premier League record for points gained by an individual’s goals in a single season. But what I love more is the way he wriggles out of tight situations & inevitably draws a foul. #CPFC
— richard foster (@rcfoster) March 8, 2020
I love the fact he’s gone from zero to hero
— Tony (@mazey16) March 8, 2020
I love he cost 2.5m. Over 10 times less than West Ham’s Sebastian Haller! Let that sink in!
— Chethegeezer (@chethegeezer) March 8, 2020
He rarely wastes possession too despite his willingness to take on offensive runs with the ball. Gives it all every game . Love Jordan Ayew
— neil ogilvie (@neiog) March 8, 2020
Very difficult to get the ball away from him, strong, pacy, tricky, can score with both feet/head. Sees & picks a mean pass. Does defensive work, often turning it over. Never stops running. Team player. Humble. Still widely underestimated. Respect, he deserves the Palace fan luv!
— Martin Hayes (@MartinH4) March 9, 2020
Your last point is a grossly underrated aspect of his game. Crucial, particularly away from home.
— Michael Rice (@michaelrice96) March 8, 2020
Ayew hasn’t looked back since scoring the winner against Wolves last year. A few weeks before that, I was angry at his lack of defending for the losing goal to Spurs. https://t.co/tBw3cc9BmK
— Bryan Garcia (@BryanUF) March 8, 2020
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