10:00am Sunday 27th April 2014
By Tim Ashton
Crystal Palace will be looking to continue their recent run of good form when they entertain title contenders Manchester City at Selhurst Park this afternoon.
After a poor start to the season, the Eagles looked a certainty for relegation, but a turnaround in form has seen them win their last five Premier League matches and they now find themselves in 11th place with 43 points.
Jason Puncheon is likely to be Palace’s biggest goal threat - he is the Eagles top scorer with seven goals in 31 appearances.
Yannick Bolasie also impressed against West Ham last weekend making six attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, dribbles and crosses), including four dribbles and one cross.
The 24-year-old has made 26 appearances for Palace this season, and his contributions last weekend gave him a season total of 114.
Damien Delaney has statistically been Palace’s strongest defender so far this season.
Boss Tony Pulis will be hoping his form continues when Palace try to stop the free scoring City attack.
Delaney has made an outstanding 487 defensive contributions (tackles won, clearances, interceptions and blocks) for his side this season including 77 interceptions and 318 clearances.
The EA Sports player performance index shows that the 32-year-old has also won 75 per cent of the tackles he has attempted.
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