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Crystal Palace: Eze awful for Eagles in Chelsea thumping

Crystal Palace took a humbling Premier League defeat on Saturday as Chelsea departed Selhurst Park with a comprehensive 4-1 victory.

It was a poor performance from Roy Hodgson’s Eagles, who have now won just one out of their last six Premier League games.

However, one man was particularly disappointing and that was youngster Eberechi Eze.

Should Roy Hodgson be offered a new contract at Crystal Palace?



No, he needs to move on.

No, he needs to move on.

The former Queens Park Rangers winger turned in a desperate performance against the Blues as he really struggled to affect proceedings.

Eze, rated at £18m, did not contribute a single goal or a key pass throughout the game according to WhoScored, although that was not an uncommon feature throughout the Palace side.

In fact, the 21-year-old’s only contribution against Chelsea was just a solitary dribble, an extremely poor showing considering his immense potential.

He only had 38 touches of the ball throughout the match, with only Jairo Riedewald of the Palace starters having fewer.

In all, he was handed a poor WhoScored rating of 5.1 which ended up being the lowest of every single player on the pitch.

Whilst he did not affect the game all too much from an attacking standpoint, Eze also had to shoulder the blame as Chelsea took the lead. Having been sloppily robbed by Kai Havertz far into the Palace half of the pitch, he then allowed the former Bayer Leverkusen man to run in behind him and score.

Eze’s dreadful afternoon was eventually brought to an end by Roy Hodgson in the 58th minute as he was replaced by Jeffrey Schlupp who in the end notched an assist for what turned out to be Christian Benteke’s consolation goal.

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Having so far displayed his promise in the Premier League this season with three goals and three assists, Eze was bitterly disappointing against Chelsea on Saturday.

He will surely be hoping to get back to his in just over two weeks’ time as the Eagles go up against Leicester City.

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