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5 reasons why Crystal Palace's fortunes will turn around soon

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Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson

After six successive defeats, it’s hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel for Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace team. Yes, granted the first four defeats can be accredited to Frank De Boer, but Hodgson has maintained that negative momentum.

The Eagles still haven’t scored a single goal this league campaign and this past weekend, they received their heaviest defeat yet. But besides all that’s going wrong for Crystal Palace, there is still reason to have hope.

The Premier League is a game of twists and turns, and things can turn around in your favour very quickly. There’s no reason not to think Crystal Palace can’t survive this season, they’ve just given everyone a head start.

Here are 5 reasons why Crystal Palace's fortunes will turn around soon.

#5 They possess tactical flexibility

Crystal Palace v Watford - Premier League
Crystal Palace v Watford - Premier League

In a league where three at the back has become the norm, Crystal Palace have bucked the trend by sticking to a 4-2-3-1 setup. This may seem like tactical suicide now, but once one manager identifies the flaws in 3 at the back, the whole league will also take note. By that time, Crystal Palace will have fine-tuned their 4-defender system against the 3-4-3/3-5-2.

And when the whole league switches back to a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3, they will have a transition period where they will have to adjust back to it again. In that time, Palace will be able to gain valuable ground on their relegation rivals. 

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