Seven games of pure torture for Eagles fans.
It’s the worst start to a season ever in English football with no goals in 7, one manager sacked after 4 losses and Roy Hodgson on 3, next weekends game is going got be vital.
The ultimate question is, can Carlton Cole bring a change at Selhurst Park?
It’s been 2 years since Carlton Cole graced the Premier League at West Ham, he’s had short spells at Celtic and Sacramento Republic but now can be found in Indonesia with Persib Bandung (Persib) where he has made 5 appearances but no goals.
However with an impressive record of 57 goals in 289 appearances in the Premier League it’s no wonder Crystal Palace are keep to scoop him up.
Palace currently have Christian Benteke who scored 15 goals last seas is injured along with Ruben Loftus – Cheek who is currently on loan from Chelsea and has been playing further forward with Benteke.
Could Cole be the answer?
He’s 33 years old with his best Premier League season in 08-09 at West Ham when he scored 10 goals in 27 games.
After being relegated in 2011 with West Ham, Cole did score 14 goals in 40 games during the 2011/12 season which led to promotion back to the Premier League after beating Blackpool 2-1 in the Play-offs.
However Cole could help Palace with his experience in English football as well as leadership which Palace need in bucket loads at the moment.
If not a goal scorer, Cole certainly could be a vital figure in a dressing room that seems to be extremely lost this season.