Crystal Palace endured a tough opening month under Patrick Vieira’s tutelage, picking up just two points from their three Premier League fixtures while being knocked out of the Carabao Cup.
An impressive brace from Conor Gallagher rescued a 2-2 draw against West Ham United last time out to go into the international break on a positive note, but there’s still much work to be done.
The Eagles have entered a new chapter in their history following Roy Hodgson’s pragmatic four-year reign, and Vieira has already overhauled the first team squad.
Several new arrivals such as Odsonne Edouard, Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen have significantly strengthened the south London outfit, but one of their homegrown talents has struggled to adapt to early life under the new regime.
As per SofaScore, highly-rated academy graduate Tyrick Mitchell has received a match rating of just 6.33 out of 10 following his three top-flight appearances this term, the lowest of anyone to play in the league for them so far under Vieira.
When looking at his underlying numbers, it’s easy to understand why his rating is quite low. The 22-year-old has recorded a passing accuracy of just 74%, won only 39% of his duels and lost possession an average of 15.7 times per game.
Mitchell has also pulled off just 33% of his attempted dribbles, been dribbled past by an opponent an average of once per game and been accurate with only 33% of his crosses.
The youngster has shown glimpses of his true potential in the past, but his performances throughout August fell well below his best and let Vieira down.
Both Mitchell and his manager will be hoping that the 22-year-old left-back can rediscover his best form following the Premier League’s resumption, hopefully starting with a solid display against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.