Crystal Palace opened their Barclays Premier League season on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Norwich City. It was a solid first step to the 2015-16 season following a 10th-place finish last season.
Captain Damien Delaney says Crystal Palace can compete with any team in the Premier League, as evidenced by Saturday’s victory.
“That is what we are about, and have been for a couple of seasons, putting bodies on the line, getting blocks and really digging in when the going gets tough. If we can keep those traits and with the quality we have added, hopefully it can be a good year for us,” Delaney told Eurosport.
“With guys like Cabaye, who are going to be important when we are at home and see a little bit more of the ball. With him, and Punch (Jason Puncheon), Wilf (Zaha), Yannick (Bolasie), Connor Wickham and Muzza (Glenn Murray), the attacking talent is there.
The next challenge in front of them is hosting Arsenal on Aug. 16. Arsenal comes to Selhurst Park following a 2-0 lost to West Ham on Sunday. Goaltender Petr Cech looks to have a better showing the second time around after a very unimpressive debut with his new club.