18 Apr 2017 09:06:42
Bentekers is going to be up for it this Sunday. couple that with 'play it direct' Big Sam, should be an interesting time.
Will there be space for Couts and Firminho?
18 Apr 2017 09:37:16
There will be space, palace play with 3 players zaha benteke and Townsend (less so of the three) who don't particularly track back if our passing from the back is good and quick there should be plenty of space for our midfield and forward line to exploit.
18 Apr 2017 09:53:34
Never seen benteke up for anything to be honest.
Lucas will nullify him anyway.
18 Apr 2017 10:04:18
Palace will definitely score. i just hope we score more.
18 Apr 2017 10:09:12
I wouldn't be surprised if big Ben scores 1-2 against us. When he was at villa he made a habit of it.
18 Apr 2017 10:40:31
Also, Sakho has been their rock in defence recently and will not be eligible to play.
18 Apr 2017 14:25:36
They will try to hit us on counter. They have pace to do that. People who called Zaha average will eat their words!
18 Apr 2017 14:28:28
I hope they do lump it up.
Rather than pa
rk the bus our lads can deal with that
Benteke looked sluggish last weekend let's hope it continues,
Zaha is a threat with his pace but at least gayle is not there anymore.
Tough match at a ground with great atmosphere from the home fans.
I'd take another 1-0.
18 Apr 2017 17:45:56
And we have guile and movement to hurt them in tight spaces as well, Harry.
And so what if Zaha scores? Will that suddenly change the fact that he's been bang average his whole PL career? NOPE!
Zaha is still average cos he's been average his whole PL career and having a half decent season after 3-4 years of abject mediocrity does NOT change that.
19 Apr 2017 08:43:19
Sakho being unavailable is significant but I wouldn't expect the lazy forwards of the Pardew regime to turn up. Zaha and Townsend have been putting in shifts for BFS and they have sorted a proper left back now. Plus they are playing for survival and in some cases for a move elsewhere. This game potentially carries more risk than pkaying one of the top 6.
19 Apr 2017 08:46:28
N Red you do know Zaha is 24 and the previous few seasons has been time developing and having made a disastrous transfer choice? I wouldn't sign him for LFC but dismissing what could be him coming into his prime and playing to potential as more or less a blip, based on being average during his formative years is a bit harsh.
19 Apr 2017 12:30:45
Looking at Palace last week it seems to be not only Zaha but Andros Townsend as well who is a threat.
19 Apr 2017 18:03:29
Fresh, you are making my point. He indeed is very talented and I never disputed that. I said he's been average and lazy up until now hence, does not warrant any accolades coming from those crowing over him to come to LFC. , I will give him his due, no doubt. he needs to do more in the next 2 seasons and if he does.
20 Apr 2017 06:45:24
Get you now N Red. I think he definitely wasn't making most of talent previously. Can't see how he'd fit at LFC unless he fancied bench warming and giving Mane 20 mins rest at end of most games. The Africa Nations thing stops him being viable. Supposedly Spurs are very interested but again would he get to start many games.