Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes his old club are in desperate need of a rebuild job in the summer.
The south London outfit are only six points above the relegation zone, prompting Jordan to call for some sort of change going forward.
Speaking on talkSPORT (via Evening Standard), the 52-year-old said: “I can’t see [Wilfried] Zaha staying past this season so all of a sudden you’re taking out your key player. It looks like they’re going to need a rebuild.”
Even with Zaha in the side, it has all just gone a little bit stale, so you can see where Jordan is coming from. The Ivory Coast international has only scored three goals this season, which is three fewer than Jordan Ayew, the team’s leading goalscorer, has managed.
Such numbers do not make for good reading, although creating chances could be largely to blame. They take just 9.5 shots on average per game (via WhoScored), the lowest amount in the league, so perhaps not enough opportunities are being created in the final third.
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Creativity from out wide has been scarce as well, with only Norwich City (13) making fewer crosses per game than Roy Hodgson’s side (15) this season.
How do they go about addressing this? As Jordan has suggested, a rebuild job may be necessary with additions quite clearly being needed in attack.
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