Next up on Palace's fixture calendar is a trip to bottom of the table Swansea City, six points from their opening twelve games but they did pick up an impressive point on the road last weekend at Everton. Their recent home form though is one that Alan Pardew believes will bring the pressure on Bob Bradley's side on Saturday afternoon.
“Swansea are difficult to assess at the moment, they made ten changes last week and got a great result at Everton so we are not sure what team they will be putting out. In this game they are at home and the pressure will be on them to get a victory so it will make for an interesting game.”
The three previous matches in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium have ended with the honours being being shared but The Swans will be looking for all three points this weekend having not won at home since the opening day of the season.
“They have some great players within their squad and after a tremendous period in the Premier League they have had some difficulty this year but I think they have the players to get out of it.” Pardew said at his weekly press conference.
Bradley has made the worst start by a Swansea manager plying his trade in this league, without a win to his name in the opening five matches in charge. He arrived at The Liberty with no Premier League management under his belt but the Palace boss wishes the 58 year-old well competing at this level of the game.
"Pep Guardiola had no Premier League experience but no one said too much about that when Manchester City made the appointment, Bob has managed at the top so he has earned his right to manage at this level and they thought he was the man to take them forward and may well be a huge success there. His start has been difficult but The Premier League takes some getting used to and I wish him well."