Garth Crooks picks Crystal Palace star Yohan Cabaye in his team of the week

Crystal Palace Selhurst Park

Yohan Cabaye impressed on his Premier League return.

Crystal Palace playmaker Yohan Cabaye is already picking up praise after a fast start to his Crystal Palace career.

The Frenchman scored his side's third goal in an away win against Norwich City, to seal a 3-1 win.

It was his first match after a move from Paris Saint-Germain, who he had joined from Newcastle United 18 months earlier.

Cabaye was named by BBC pundit Gareth Crook as one of the 11 players to make up his team of the week, the only Crystal Palace player to feature.

He said: "I was amazed when Alan Pardew convinced Yohan Cabaye to leave Paris St-Germain and join him at Selhurst Park. I was even more surprised to see the Frenchman pick Norwich to pieces in an impressive second half performance by the Eagles."

Crook's surprise at Cabaye's display was a clear case of underestimating the Frenchman, and his ability to settled in a league where he scored five goals in his final seven games for Newcastle.

He has picked up where he left off, and under former boss Alan Pardew, it is really no shock that he has settled right away. The midfielder is likely to play a strong role for Palace this season, and it's unlikely this is the only individual recognition he receives between now and May.

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