From our point of view, we’d say the 2021/22 campaign has been pretty exciting so far for us Crystal Palace fans.
An influx of new arrivals have breathed new life into the Eagles, while Patrick Vieira’s exhilarating style of football is a joy to watch at times.
Now, the season is just about to get so much more interesting, after the club posted footage of Ebere Eze in training earlier today.
Ebere Eze is back
Say it again. Once more. It sounds good, doesn’t it? Eze. Is. Back.
It’s testament to everyone else at the club that we haven’t really missed our entertaining No.10 on the pitch, although we’re surely about to go up a gear now he’s fit again.
You can see footage of the £19.5m man at Copers Cope below.
Ebere Eze is back out there for parts of training 🤩— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) October 9, 2021
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🎥 Full video ➡️ https://t.co/nM7JL3LpAV#CPFC pic.twitter.com/xm4w7FZcBI
Eze does not partake in full-contact training in the video, although the light drills he does get involved in are hugely encouraging.
The 23-year-old is moving freely, pulling off his trademarks tricks, and has a beaming smile on his face as always – he seems very close to full fitness.
Our season is going to become so much more exciting once Eze begins to click with Michael Olise, Odsonne Edouard and Wilfried Zaha.
Our Ebere Eze concern
After the initial jubilation at seeing Eze kick a ball again, we did have one concern.
As you’ll know, Vieira has introduced a high intensity pressing style, which requires a lot of running.
When he’s back in the side, Eze will, of course, have to partake in this, and will be expected to do a similar amount of work as Conor Gallagher does.
Our concern, in that respect, is that his Achilles Tendon will be working overtime.
It was a very serious injury, and we wouldn’t give Eze more than 60 minutes a game until the club’s medical team can confidently say he’s operating at 100% fitness.
If we lose him again, it would completely crush the positive atmosphere around Selhurst Park.