Wilfried Zaha (Photograph Credit score: Twitter)

Crystal Palace are fifth within the Premier League desk with 10 factors from six video games and is their greatest begin at this stage of a marketing campaign since returning to high flight

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson mentioned the Premier League membership's improved squad depth and self-discipline have been key components of their robust begin to the marketing campaign.

Palace winger Wilfried Zaha scored a objective and arrange one other as they sealed a 2-1 win over backside aspect Fulham on Saturday, climbing to fifth within the desk with 10 factors from six video games.

They started the match with skilled defenders Patrick van Aanholt and Mamadou Sakho on the bench, in addition to new signing Eberechi Eze, with the trio approaching within the second half.

"We have got a stronger squad. Trying on the bench, there have been some good gamers that had been stored out by the actual fact we had begin. The fellows who obtained in… have managed to maintain their locations," Hodgson instructed the membership's web site.

"I believe the crew self-discipline, organisation and work price is extraordinarily necessary. Even on days when our passing and attacking play is not fairly nearly as good because it was right now, we nonetheless keep in video games and provides ourselves an opportunity of getting some factors.

"And I believe the crew spirit is superbthe fellows know what they have to do to climb up the desk they usually're all decided I believe to try this."

Palace's greatest begin at this stage of a marketing campaign since returning to the Premier League in 2013-14 has left Hodgson delighted, however the veteran supervisor mentioned the crew can't get carried away.

"Folks inform me: 'You are forward of Manchester Metropolis in the mean time,' however that does not curiosity me. I would wish to be forward of them on the finish of the season however that is one other matter," Hodgson added.

Palace subsequent tackle ninth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers within the league on Friday.