In the January transfer window, Crystal Palace made just one first-team addition when signing Cenk Tosun on loan.
However, they were linked with a number of talented players.
Another exciting name, however, remained at his club, and absolutely shone despite his side suffering a 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield – QPR’s mercurial star Eberechi Eze.
If Sporting Director Dougie Freedman was in fact ‘checking’ on Eze against Huddersfield, we presume that he would’ve left the The John Smith’s Stadium starry-eyed and drooling over the former Millwall man’s display.
The QPR No.10 failed to add to his ten goals and six assists this term against the Terriers, but his all-round game was on point.
Eze embarked on a huge seven dribbles – four more than the next-best dribbler on the pitch, Emile Smith-Rowe – while he also drew five fouls from Huddersfield. The next most-fouled player on the pitch only suffered two impediments.
Additionally, the England U21 international had two shots – one of which was on target – while he also completed three key passes, another game-high stat as the next best performer in that department only recorded two.
Furthermore, Eze delivered two accurate crosses – while the rest of his teammates could not match his level and record a decent result against Danny Cowley’s side, the flamboyant attacker’s performance alone was enough to presumably make Crystal Palace supporters wish he came to Selhurst Park in January.
If Eze is keen on a move, he is certainly doing his chances of a Premier League switch no harm whatsoever.
In other news, Roy Hodgson’s 79th minute decision against Everton made no sense whatsoever…