Unfortunate incident should actually benefit one Crystal Palace player - Our View
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Unfortunate incident should actually benefit one Crystal Palace player - Our View


Unfortunately, The Athletic have revealed that Jeffrey Schlupp is set to spend three months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

The Crystal Palace maestro has been in superb form of late, netting the opener in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

However, Roy Hodgson will need to find someone else to deputise for the Ghanaian for the next few months.

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Having said that, the former England manager won’t need to look too hard.

After Schlupp was forced off against the Blades, Ebere Eze stepped forward.

In a matter of minutes, the Eagles No.25 scored a mesmeric solo-goal, dribbling past a number of opponents before slotting home.

While Schlupp will be a huge miss, his absence provides a real chance for Eze to impress Hodgson enough to stay in the XI on a weekly basis.

The 22-year-old has only started ten of the south Londoners’ 17 Premier League games this season.

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Hodgson benched Eze for the last two games against Leicester and Sheffield United, and some would say he was unfair to do so.

Nevertheless, his wonderful solo-goal straight after replacing Schlupp was hopefully a moment of foreshadowing ahead of the next three months without the injured dynamo.

In our view, Eze should be the one to start in the ex-Leicester man’s absence, which will hopefully provide him with a substantial amount of time to impress Hodgson.

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