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Michael Olise continues to impress as Crystal Palace draw against Burnley

Crystal Palace made it four points in four days as Patrick Vieira’s side drew 1-1 at home to Burnley on Saturday afternoon, having beaten Watford 4-1 at Vicarage Road on Wednesday evening.

The Eagles took an early lead as Jeffrey Schlupp netted first in the ninth minute before Luka Miliojevic’s own goal in the first minute of the second-half ensured the Clarets would take a point back to Lancashire.

It was another solid outing for Vieira’s men who look all but safe from any relegation concerns with the Eagles 11th on 30 points after 27 matches.

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The French manager also possesses a real talent within his squad in fellow countryman Michael Olise, with the 20-year-old putting in a particularly impressive performance against Sean Dyche’s side on Saturday.

According to SofaScore, the winger was Crystal Palace’s best player, racking up an 8/10 rating, with Wilfried Zaha the next best at 7.5.

Moreover, Olise was the creator of Palace’s goal, producing a sublime cross across the face of goal for Schlupp to tap into the back of the net from close range and getting his seventh assist of the season.

The youngster also made 83 touches whilst enjoying a 100% dribble success rate and conjuring up two key passes alongside four shots in what was a very expressive and creative performance from the winger.

With a 78% passing accuracy as well as two tackles and an interception, the Frenchman also contributed defensively at times.

It’s no surprise that the former Reading gem is starting to make an impression in the English top-flight, with Saturday’s game Olise’s third consecutive start in the Premier League.

Patrick Vieira, who described his player as a “special talent” after the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Hartlepool United, has managed the 20-year-old expertly and is now unleashing him at the perfect time for Palace.

Olise was also impressive in the South London club’s cup win against Millwall last month, with Vieira introducing the winger off of the bench to assist and score, with the 45-year-old admitting that his star pupil “changed the game.”

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Having joined from Reading last summer for a fee believed to be around £8m, it’s taken time for the French youngster to get his opportunity in the Premier League, starting just eight of Palace’s 27 league games this season.

However, with three consecutive starts for the Eagles, the final three months of the season will be fascinating as Olise continues to develop with the spotlight at Selhurst Park now well and truly on the 20-year-old.

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