The stats that show why Wilfried Zaha is so crucial to Crystal Palace

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas ANALYSIS possible standings smart causal gameday cracker Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED targets center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January It was an uneasy summer for Crystal Palace fans as speculation surrounding Wilfried Zaha’s future at the club mounted.The Eagles’ best player was heavily linked with moves to Tottenham and Chelsea – but deadline day has come and gone and Zaha is still a Palace player. Zaha scored in Palace’s Premier League opening weekend victory over Fulham revealed Crystal Palace with and without Wilfried Zaha starting in the Premier League since the start of the 2017/18 seasonFor more player stats — https://t.co/gnmc4TYiHh pic.twitter.com/qsS1XNN0Zd— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) August 15, 2018From the start of the 2017/18 season, Palace have won 41.4% of their games while only losing 20.7% of their games when Zaha has been in the starting XI with a goal scored average of 1.48.However, what is more astounding is that in the ten games he hasn’t started, the Eagles have always lost, averaging 0.4 goals per game.Palace also concede fewer goals when Zaha is starting and he doesn’t even play in defence!He is arguably the most important player to any team in the Premier League. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Crystal Palace News The 25-year-old has now committed to his future to the club after signing a contract extension, keeping him at Palace until 2023.Zaha’s importance to his side cannot be overstated and these stats show that Palace would really struggle to cope in the Premier League without him. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs?last_img

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