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23:00  10 august  2018
23:00  10 august  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Hodgson singles out Wan-Bissaka for praise

  Hodgson singles out Wan-Bissaka for praise Following Crystal Palace’s impressive 2-0 victory against Fulham on Saturday afternoon, Roy Hodgson reserved plenty of praise for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The young right-back was afforded the opportunity to impress in the Eagles’ starting line-up once more and failed to disappoint, as he turned in yet another cultured display. Palace enjoyed a comfortable afternoon across London as goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha secured them a more than satisfying opening day victory. It was Wan-Bissaka, though, who took plenty of the plaudits as he continued to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s brightest young talents. Speaking to Palace’s official club website following his side’s win at Craven Cottage, Hodgson heaped the praise on his young right-back. “I thought he was absolutely excellent, both defensively and offensively. You only hope he’ll go from strength to strength – it is only his eighth game in the Premier League.” “He played on the opening game of the season, in a fantastic atmosphere against a team who have just come up and against Sessegnon who has had a wonderful season and is a bit of a flyer, so to do what he did today he will sleep well. If you’re going to give him a few pats on the back, I am more than happy to add my voice to the praise.” Palace will be hoping to continue in a similar vein of form when they return to Selhurst Park in their next fixture, as they welcome a confident Liverpool side to South London.

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Crystal Palace open their Premier League campaign with a trip across London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The Eagles will be hoping to get off to a strong start in the 2018/19 season as Roy Hodgson gears up for his first full campaign in charge of his beloved Crystal Palace.

It’s been an interesting summer for Palace, with only a handful of players recruited. Vicente Guaita arrived on a free, alongside Max Meyer. Cheikhou Kouyate was signed from West Ham and Palace’s business was capped by the arrival of Jordan Ayew on loan from Swansea City.

Zaha promises Palace commitment as contract talks continue

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Crystal Palace travel to Huddersfield in a crucial fixture at the bottom of the Premier league table, with both sides desperately looking for a victory to help them avoid relegation. Here’s the side we predict Hodgson will name to start in a 4-4-2 formation.

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Fulham, meanwhile, splashed the cash and added several quality options to the ranks as they prepare for their first season back in the Premier League.

It’s set to be an interesting clash on Saturday afternoon, but how will the Eagles line up in their opening fixture of the season? We’ve had our say with a predicted XI.

Hodgson thinks team will remain unaffected by loss of Holmesdale Fanatics .
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes his side will remain unaffected by the loss of the Holmesdale Fanatics. The supporters group had become a stalwart of Selhurst Park matches in recent years, occupying the front-left corner of the Holmesdale Stand and were often seen with flags carrying various messages. In addition, the group brought drums to matches and led much of the singing in South London. However, the club’s planned redevelopment of the stand however led to the group refusing to take their seats in protest, and Crystal Palace then sold the seats to other supporters. Despite the loss, Hodgson thinks it won’t cause too much of an impact: “We have 24,500 people coming in to see us play and I think all of them have that desire to get behind the team,” “If there’s a small band of people who for some reason are in some sort of dispute with the club, I hope that will get sorted out in the best possible way. But it won’t affect me, it won’t affect the team and it certainly won’t affect the atmosphere because, as I say, we’ve got 24 and a half thousand people who make the atmosphere and not just a particular group.” Palace will play their first home game of the season against Hodgson’s former club Liverpool on Monday night.

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