Yohan Cabaye names the three Crystal Palace stars he was excited to play with

Cabaye made his debut for Crystal Palace in the victory over Norwich City.

The French midfielder rounded off a 3-1 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road, and he has told the Mirror that there were three specific Palace players he wanted to line up alongside.

Cabaye said: “I’ve been looking forward to playing with Wilf [Wilfried Zaha]– Yala [Yannick Bolasie] and Punch [Jason Puncheon] as well, but Wilf is different. He can do so much when he gets the ball.”

Considering Bolasie, Zaha and Puncheon make up Palace’s regular front three, it was a surprise to see the former left on the substitutes bench for the beginning of the game.

Cabaye lined up alongside Zaha and Puncheon in a loose 4-3-3 formation, before Bolasie came on when the score was 2-1 to the Eagles.

As well as Bakary Sako, all the attacking players make up a fearsome offensive unit, and with Cabaye now sitting behind them all, there is a player who can make them tick.

Both Bolasie and Zaha are seen as talented players, but often inconsistent, and with Cabaye in the team alongside them, they should only improve. The Frenchman is a top level player who can ensure they develop in the correct manner, and seeing all three of them lining up was an impressive, and entertaining, sight.

Cabaye has got his wish of playing alongside the trio of Bolasie, Puncheon and Zaha, although never at the same time.

If Alan Pardew chooses to select all four players to line up alongside one another in a fixture this season, then the opposition team - whoever they are - should be very scared.

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