Stan Collymore hits out at Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt after Twitter boast

Radio presenter Stan Collymore looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and  Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 23, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The former Crystal Palace striker has not taken well to the Dutchman's post.

Radio presenter Stan Collymore looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and  Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 23, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Stan Collymore has set about bringing Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt down a peg in his weekly Daily Mirror column (May 1st, page 47).

Van Aanholt asked his Twitter followers to 'name a better left sided combo in the Premier League' than himself and Wilfried Zaha after Palace's 5-0 win against Leicester City on Saturday, in which both players were on target.

But Collymore, the former Eagles and Leicester striker, has not taken well to the Dutchman's post and told him to consider the bigger picture before making such comments.

He wrote: "Erm, OK then, Patrick, I'll give you three (better combos) off the bat: Benjamin Mendy, when he's fit, and Leroy Sane at Manchester City. Andy Robertson and whoever is playing on the left for Liverpool. And Marcos Alonso and Eden Hazard at Chelsea.

Marcos Alonso of Chelsea and Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrate victory after the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea at Vitality Stadium on October 28, 2017 in...

"Van Aanholt has done well, but he needs to have a look at where Palace have been for a lot of the season.

"And, if I was him, I wouldn't be shouting anything from the rooftop of my own house with only my missus and kids in, let alone putting it on social media."

Crystal Palace's win moved them up four places to 11th with two games still to play - against the division's bottom two clubs, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.

Roy Hodgson manager

Roy Hodgson's side are still not mathematically safe, however, with 18th-placed Southampton six points behind and a game in hand.

The Eagles were second bottom, without a point, when Hodgson succeeded Frank de Boer as manager in early September.

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