It'll be a tough game, this. Palace are in good form and have pace to burn.
Allan needs to do a better job of screening than he did against WBA. His overall play was great, but that first 30 mins he was getting far too involved in the play, especially on the edge on their box. We'd have been much less susceptible to the counter, if he'd been 10 yards deeper.
These will counter all day long so we need to try and keep our shape and not get too 1970 WC Brazil all over the gaff. They'll be looking at that long diagonal in behind RodrŪguez and Coleman.
We need to control the game and pass them to death, without getting too complacent and allowing them to counter on our sloppy passes.
This will have the look of a home game with them happy to sit, and us having 60% of the ball. Oh, and we really don't want to concede first to these lot.
Going to be a really good test and a barometer of where this team is. Proper banana skin.
Hereís to a professional 0-2 dispatching. UTFT!!!
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