Although far from the flashiest team in the Premier League, Roy Hodgson has had Crystal Palace working like a machine these past few years and has made them into one of the most organized sides across Europe. The systematic way that they play is actually quite simple and although taxing and demanding of the players, it is not overly elaborate. Instead of tactical geniuses and midfield maestros, every single player is an absolute workhorse and understands the role that they play in the team to a tee. This has led to Crystal Palace's success under Roy Hodgson and now in 2020-21, they've won their first two opening Premier League games for the first time in their history. We'd be silly to get carried away and think that they are destined for European football this season, but the Eagles are certainly worth examining for their unique approach to life in the Premier League. Here is a Tactical Analysis all about Roy Hodgson's resilient Crystal Palace.
After another fabulous weekend in the Barclays Premier League has officially come to a close it is now time for another edition of The Mastermind's Team of the Week! This is one of the very best set of eleven players ever and any one of them could have been named player of the week. Enjoy! Goalkeeper: Jordan … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 5