Crystal Palace have taken the dramatic step of re-appointing Roy Hodgson to retain their Premier League status, but will it be the right one?
But Vieira faced a tough run of fixtures post-FIFA World Cup 2022, every one being against a team above Palace in the table. Hodgson will fortunately inherit a much kinder run of matches.
Foxes to start
The remainder will feature clubs battling to avoid the drop. Hodgson’s first encounter will be huge, starting with an out-of-form Leicester City at Selhurst Park on 1 April.
“Crystal Palace is known for its fighting spirit, and I have no doubt that all our supporters will fight with us, beginning with the visit of Leicester City a week Saturday,” Hodgson said on the club’s official website after his re-appointment.
The 75-year-old has fond memories of facing Leicester, his Palace side beating them in four successive meetings from December 2017 to February 2019, scoring 13 times and conceding just once.
Palace’s final 10 fixtures
|29||LEI (H)||34||WHU (H)|
|30||LEE (A)||35||TOT (A)|
|31||SOU (A)||36||BOU (H)|
|33||WOL (A)||38||NFO (H)|
The Whites also boast a strong record against the Eagles, having won both encounters at Elland Road since their return to the Premier League.
By the time Palace travel to Spurs, they will have hoped to secure their top-flight status for another season.