Crystal Palace & manager Roy Hodgson could break several unwated records when they take on Premier League Champions this weekend.

Eagles still yet to find the net this season

Having lost their last game of the 2016/17 Premier League season 2-0 at Old Trafford, Crystal Palace will become the first side in the history of the Football/Premier League to lose nine successive league games without scoring a goal if they are defeated and don’t find the back of the Chelsea net on Saturday.

Champions Chelsea, themselves, have failed to score in two of their last three league games although it is worth pointing out that they only failed to score three times in their title-winning season last term. Antonio Conte’s side are  favourites to take all three points back to West London and are  to win without conceding a goal at Selhurst Park.

Wilf Zaha has stepped up his training in recent weeks and the winger has been sorely missed. It would be a huge fillip for all involved with the Eagles, but especially the fans, if Hodgson named his best player -even if only on the bench against their London rivals – but it will likely it be a week too soon for Zaha.

Prior to this season, no permanent Premier League manager had lost four successive games without their side scoring a goal – Roy Hodgson will add his name to a list which only includes of Frank de Boer if the Eagles lose to Chelsea and draw a blank this weekend.

Palace are  to stay up and  to be playing Championship football next term, with the price  that both sides find the back of the net at Selhurst Park.

Those odds suggest we are beginning to lose faith with Palace who are  to cause what would have to be considered a huge shock and take all three points.

When will Palace finally get off the mark?

Hodgson’s men will score a league goal sooner or later – it is of course a question of when rather than if.

Looking beyond this weekend’s fixture at Selhurst Park, the Eagles travel to Newcastle next up, who hit an impressive run of form before the international break – Rafa Benitez has got the Magpies defending excellently and they are a well-drilled unit under the Spaniard.

Taking this into account, I think the price on Palace opening their league account for the season against a West Ham side who have looked leaky of late to say the least, could well be worth looking into.

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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