Crystal Palace

Max Meyer and Cheikhou Kouyate must start under Hodgson against Huddersfield

Max Meyer and Cheikhou Kouyate must start under Hodgson against Huddersfield

Crystal Palace were on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat against Southampton last time out, which did raise some concerns over the international break. 

The Eagles have struggled to ensure consistency under Roy Hodgson in the current campaign, with a bottom half finish looking extremely likely.

However, Crystal Palace will travel to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Town in their next Premier League encounter. The Terriers are still yet to secure their first three points of the campaign and have struggled defensively at times, so Palace should be able to come away with a positive result.

Nevertheless, Roy Hodgson has some decisions to make in terms of team selection, with a couple of players possibly forcing their way into the side.

With that in mind, these TWO Crystal Palace men must start today…

Max Meyer

The German joined on a free transfer during the summer transfer window after his contract expired at Schalke.

However, the exciting attacking midfielder hasn’t been able to earn regular minutes on the field in what is a rather settled Palace side, with Roy Hodgson making very little changes.

But, against a struggling side like Huddersfield Town, perhaps Hodgson can give some of his summer signings a chance in the starting lineup after defeat last time out.

Cheikhou Kouyate

Cheikhou Kouyate made the move to Selhurst Park from fellow Premier League side West Ham United during the summer transfer window. But, it’s safe to say that he’ll be disappointed with the amount of game time he has received since making the move.

Therefore, Hodgson shouldn’t hesitate to bring him into the starting lineup against Huddersfield Town, with his pace and dogged approach set to cause all sorts of problems.

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