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Crystal Palace: Michael Olise starred vs Wolves

Crystal Palace returned to winning ways on Tuesday night as they triumphed 2-1 against Wolves at Selhurst Park.

After Adama Traore had given the visitors the lead before half-time, the Eagles produced a superb second-half display to turn the game on its head, with Eberechi Eze equalising just a minute into the second period.

The ever-reliable Wilfried Zaha then popped up with the winner after a superb passage of play to ensure that Patrick Vieira’s side would take the three points, which moves them up to tenth in the Premier League ahead of the rest of the midweek fixtures.

While Eze and Zaha both impressed again with their goals, Michael Olise was arguably running the show in the background, as the former Reading man produced another excellent display.

As per SofaScore, the 20-year-old would earn a superb 7.7/10 rating for his display, with only Eze (7.8) rated higher from every player to feature in the game.

The young winger provided the assist for Eze’s equaliser with an inch-perfect cross – his second assist in the last two home games.

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Perhaps most impressively, Olise would contribute a remarkable five key passes during the game, which was comfortably the most of any player on the pitch, and also a significant increase on his 1.6 key passes per game in the Premier League so far this season.

The English-born winger would also complete both of his dribble attempts on Tuesday and completed 21 passes, which again is an increase on his average of 1.1 dribbles and 16.6 passes in the Premier League this term.

It was a performance that certainly lived up to Ian Wright’s praise last season, when the pundit said:

“Here you are talking about a youngster that has a massive future.

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“When you look at what he does in the final third. Go and do what you want. He is going to be somebody that is going to do unbelievable things.”

Now starring again, he’s also earning plaudits in 2022/23 with Squawka describing him as a “bright spark” after the game. It’s easy to see why that was the case, especially with the youngster now sitting only behind Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka for assists (7) by U21 players in the Premier League since the start of last term.

Olise is already starting to deliver in the Premier League aged just 20 and he does certainly look to have a massive future in this Crystal Palace side, especially after running the show at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.