Some Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to drool over Martin Kelly and Gary Cahill’s partnership at centre-back, following the 2-0 win over Norwich.
The win means that the Eagles are unbeaten in four games at Selhurst Park so far this season, and the two England international’s colossal performances at the back were key in keeping that run going against the Canaries.
Kelly, like Cahill, completed one tackle, while also making three clearances and one block.
Cahill – who was signed on a free transfer back in the summer – complemented his partner well with two interceptions and two clearances, while also making one block.
With Mamadou Sakho’s fitness lacking consistency so far this term and James Tomkins still yet to make his comeback from injury, Kelly and Cahill are stepping up during a time where arguably the south Londoners’ two best centre-backs are missing.
Let’s take a look at some of the tweets from the clearly impressed Palace fans…
Cahill and Kelly are our best pairing at CB
Sorry not sorry #cpfc
— ValueHunterSportsPunter (@Ralfie01) September 29, 2019
Cahill & Kelly were both brilliant today, could they be our best central defensive pair? #cpfc
— Carl Tushingham (@Tushydog) September 28, 2019
Seriously thinking that Cahill and Kelly is a better option than Tomkins and Sakho right now. Yeah I’ve had a few ? but you know. #cpfc
— Joniesta (@iamthejlaw) September 28, 2019
First 20 minutes I predicted a 4/5 nil win. We were so on top
Next 25 minutes I thought the self destruct button wasn’t working, we tried our hardest to get them back in the game
Martin Kelly massive today with Cahill, looking very good pairing
— Kevin (@kevintasteph) September 28, 2019
By no means pretty but it’s 3 welcome points Cahill and Kelly played well a good day at the office for the boys in red n blue #CPFC
— Tony (@mazey16) September 28, 2019
At what point do Kelly & Cahill become our first choice CB pairing? #cpfc
— DC (@Cunners23) September 28, 2019