Ray Wilkins raves about Crystal Palace; highlights what makes them so good

Ray Wilkins has heaped praise on Premier League high-flyers Crystal Palace.

Palace are flying high in the Premier League right now, and Ray Wilkins has heaped praise on them whilst speaking to Sky Sports.

Wilkins said: “They are a difficult team to play against because of their energy. They have so much energy throughout their team, they are a young side, but play with a lot of energy, along with the experience and class of Yohan Cabaye.”

Palace finished this round of Premier League fixtures in sixth place, just three points behind fourth place Manchester United, and equal with Spurs - who many believe are title contenders.

They may have lost six games - no other team in the top half of the table have such a poor record - but their total of eight wins has them riding high. Manager Alan Pardew wants his team to always go out for the win, even if it costs them a draw, and this method is working wonders so far.

The Eagles should realistically be considered as European contenders, and if their form continues across the entire campaign, they should be aiming for the Champions League - not just Europa League.

Wilkins has high praise for the South London club, and he has highlighted their energy as the reason they are so good. They are difficult for opponents to deal with as they are constantly attacking, and in Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha, the Eagles own two of the best wingers in the Premier League.

Palace started the season with ambitions to push high up the Premier League table, but no one could have suggested they would be doing this well heading into the last weeks of 2015.

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