West Ham United host Sunderland in the Premier League this weekend.
Early afternoon at Crystal Palace’s Beckenham headquarters and, as first-team players drift off contemplating their pre-match homework, Alan Pardew is talking progress.
The clocks do not go back for another week but it is never too early for a north-east crisis and, sure enough, Sunderland and Middlesbrough already look deeply troubled.
The Vitality Stadium plays host to an intriguing encounter this weekend as two in-form sides meet on the south coast.
Sunderland have had a poor start to the season which leaves them bottom of the Premier League.
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Celtic ended up getting knocked out of the competition on penalties.
Lascelles feels team spirit has contributed to the side currently sitting top of the Championship.
Sunderland take on fellow strugglers West Ham United this weekend.
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