Quick read: Crystal Palace should experiment with two up top

Fixture In Focus banner Richard Lee

Crystal Palace’s chronic weakness is scoring goals. Roy Hodgson actually has a very talented squad at his disposal at Selhurst Park. The likes of Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Max Meyer bring a lot of technical quality and flair to the team, whilst Aaron Wan-Bissaka, James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho represent some very reliable defensive option.

However, it is due to the fact that the central midfielder – and the club’s nominated penalty taker – Luka Milivojevic is the Eagles’ top scorer so far this season with just seven goals, that the south London club are currently in 13th place and just three points clear of the relegation zone.

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January arrival Michy Batshuayi ought to offer Palace more firepower up front but Hodgson should be bold in the search for goals. By pairing the striker with struggling fellow striker Christian Benteke up front, the manager could stumble upon a prolific partnership.

The Belgian pair have complimentary attributes, with Batshuayi’s pace providing a foil for Benteke’s power and physicality. Together they certainly have the potential to make Palace an altogether more potent outfit.