Many Crystal Palace fans have given a mixed response to the news that Mamadou Sakho is back in training.
Has Gary Cahill been one of the signings of the summer?
Despite this, Palace have had a decent time defensively, keeping three Premier League clean sheets thus far, giving Roy Hodgson some big decisions to make regarding his backline.
With Gary Cahill, James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Scott Dann all joining Sakho at Palace in the centre-back department, having to pick just two of them is a lovely situation for Hodgson to be in.
So much so that many of the Palace fans are not even sure that Mamadou Sakho – the club’s second most expensive player – should be making the first-team.
Many fans responded to the tweet with a varied set of opinions. One fan joked he will be back in the treatment room by Christmas, while others suggested they would be shocked to see him reinstated in the first-team unless injuries occur.
Here are some of the replies below…
The physical discharge soldier? Treatment room by Christmas.
— Neil Porter (@njp2103) November 7, 2019
His absence has put a lot more pressure on Luka. It’s ungainly but Sakhos passing out the back is underrated. Just not sure we can have both him and Cahill on the same pitch
— Henry Howe – Osteo (@healthbyhowe) November 7, 2019
Get the old hairdo back please!
— Mike Dack (@MikeDack675) November 7, 2019
Dude never wins a header
— Paul Ashby (@paulashby3) November 6, 2019
Will be amazed if he gets back in the team barring injuries. He’s not displacing Cahill and Roy likes Tomkins/Kelly.
— VAR Fella (@MarcWilliams22) November 6, 2019
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Actually coincided with Tomkins over Kelly
— peter15 (@fuell15) November 7, 2019