4 Things Crystal Palace Have to Do to Keep Their Momentum Until the End of the Season

After having the worst start to a season in Premier League history, Crystal Palace have rectified their situation and are now on their best unbeaten run since 1990.


But for manager Roy Hodgson, complacency is unacceptable and the team must keep going from strength to strength in order to keep pace with the other teams around the bottom of the table.


Here's four things Crystal Palace need to do in order to keep their strong momentum going in the second half of the season.

1. New Signings

Whilst the resurgence is building for Palace, there are still obvious holes in the side that need to be plugged with a few new arrivals, those two being a new striker and a new 'keeper.


Christian Benteke and the returning Connor Wickham will not be enough to provide the goals Palace need, even with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend playing the way they are.


Julian Speroni is 38-years-old and Wayne Hennessey doesn't seem to have the consistency Palace need.


Rumoured arrivals include Espanyol's Diego Lopez in goal and Monaco's Guido Carrillo up front. As it stands, both would be vital.

2. Keep the Injuries to a Mimimum

Admittedly, this is somewhat out of Palace's control on the pitch, but with a squad so severely lacking in depth in certain areas, any long-term injury to a first-team player can have damning consequences.


Whilst this will be helped by the additions that should arrive during the January window, Roy Hodgson will still need to take certain precautions to stop certain players getting crocked. 

3. Make the Most of Ruben Loftus-Cheek's Input Whilst They Still Can

His performances in the first half of the season have shown signs that this lad could be special, which unfortunately for Palace means that he won't be there for much longer unless they buy him outright. 


Chelsea will want him on their books properly if he keeps getting better, so Palace will have to get the best out of him whilst he's there. 

4. Hold on to Wilfried Zaha... Again...

Talk of Wilfried Zaha leaving Crystal Palace never ceases to disappear, and with the form the Ivorian is in at the moment, you can understand why.


Notable interest this time comes from Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City, but having signed a new five-year deal in May, as well as memories from his torrid time at Manchester United, hopefully Palace won't have to do much to convince him to stick around.

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