Crystal Palace, who are they, what to expect, result prediction, stars of the past and former foxes in both camps

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Leicester will on Sunday play Crystal Palace at home and we do feel this is a key game going forward. A win would see Leicester having no worries of what is behind but can consentrate on getting a grand end ot the season and climb further.

Patrick Vieira has been a massive success since arriving in the summer. The club is in great shape and looking forward and a number of players to look out for.

Last summer they recruited well with the arrivals of Will Hughes, Joachim Andersen, Oddsonne Edouard, Conor Gallagher among those. Andros Townsend, Patrick Van Aanholt, Gary Cahill, Scott Dann, Wayne Hennessey, Mamadou Sakho and James McCarthy were players departing.

Former games might come to mind and this one and this special shot might be a highlight for most.

To see a number of younger players taking their place in the set-up has been a clever act as other players have blossomed around them, really smashing to see how you can change so much in just one summer.

One former fox is still around and Jeffrey Schlupp has done well since his move to Selhurst Park. To date 137 league games and scored 12 goals. He is a quality Premier League performer and operates on the left side either in midfield or as part of the backline. Still a player with a passed at Leicester and one to look out for on Sunday.

Leicester will hopefully come out competitive and give Crystal Palace a difficult time and TCF is hopefull and believe a 2-0 win could be a good bet.

Bobby Kellard, Alan Birchenall and Damien Delaney are just a few of former players in both camps. You can find all of them in our update on players with a life at Crystal Palace and Leicester.

We are looking forward to a very exciting game and hopefully Leicester will come out with a team almost in the same shape as against PSV Eindhoven.

Key Facts; Crystal Palace, Link: Wikipedia

Nickname: Eagles

Home: Selhurst Park , London

Year Formed: 1905

The original Crystal Palace football club was an amateur team founded circa 1861 and who competed in the first FA Cup, reaching the semi-finals where the team was eliminated by the Royal Engineers. The team disappeared from historical records after a 3–0 defeat to Wanderers in the second round of the 1875–76 FA Cup. Wikipedia

Crystal Palace Football Club was formed at the venue of the glass Palace that stood at the top of Sydenham Hill, the current location of the National Sports Centre.

Crystal Palace entered the Southern League Division Two, against Southampton Reserves at the Crystal Palace on 2nd September 1905. The match ended in a 3-4 defeat for β€˜The Eagles’ but they did not lose another game in the 1905/1906 season and finished as champions.

Kit: Crystal Palace colours are red and blue and this season Puma is their supplier. Change colours are yellow with red and white. Their third kit is white and light blue.

Arch-rival: Palace fans regard Brighton & Hove Albion to be their main rival, with Millwall placing second and Charlton third

Major trophies or achievements: FA Cup finalists in 1990 ending runners-up. best season in league top flight: 3rd 1990/91. Semi-finalists in the League Cup on four occasions, last in 2012.

Did You Know? Palace remain the only team ever to be relegated from the Premier League even though they finished 4th from bottom, In the 1994/1995 season, the Premier League was reduced from 22 teams down to the current standard of 20.

Famous Players: Crystal Palace have provided the English game with so many famous players Nigel Martyn, Chris Coleman, Kenny Sansom, Andy Gray, Attilio Lombardo, JuliΓ‘n Speroni and Ian Wright are players to remembered from the past. At present they do have a number of players with a good and long life in Premier League.

Biggest away win overall:
Record league win: 9-0 v Barrow, 10 October 1959

Biggest home defeat overall:

Record league defeat: 0-9 v Liverpool (away), 12 September 1989

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