Player ratings from Palace's 1-0 win over Leicester City.

Vicente Guaita

In for Wayne Hennessey and the Spaniard performed well. Looked a little shaky in his first start and was lucky to get away without conceding a goal in the first half for being caught on the ball. Second half made a great stop from Jamie Vardy to keep The Eagles in front. 8

Patrick van Aanholt

A quiet game for the Dutchman and didn’t get forward as much as he would’ve liked. His job is to defend so any attack should be a bonus, sadly for PvA we’ve come to expect bombing runs down the left. 7

Mamadou Sakho

Stepped up a level as was needed after the last two displays. Playing alongside Martin Kelly he commanded the back line with the authority we’ve come to expect from the Frenchman. Solid performance. 7

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Martin Kelly

Stepped in for the suspended James Tomkins and filled the role. Looked composed and assured in possession and handled Vardy pretty well. One scare where he mis-judged a cross and nearly scored and own goal won’t fill Mr Hodgson with confidence though. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Another solid game from the youngster. What would’ve pleased the manager was his authority in defence. Learning that the defending role is paramount before getting forward. Turning in to a real-star. 7

Luke Milivojevic

With no stand-out performers in the game his goal lit up the tie. A great strike from 20-yards will hopefully kick-start his season and turn him in to the player he was last season. 8

Cheikhou Kouyate

Growing in confidence in a Palace shirt and looking more comfortable next to Milivojevic, at £10million Hodgson and Parish should be praised for the signing. In both defence and attack he’s a real weapon on set pieces. Went off injured and his absence was missed as Palace were on the back foot after that.7

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Max Meyer

Showed glimpses of quality in tight spaces but had little runners to provide those passes he’s capable of. Would benefit from a more central role as he looks isolated out on the left. 7

James McArthur

He’s a true grafter. He’s not a winger but he’s performed impeccably on the right for Hodgson. He lacks pace and the delivery of a true winger but the Scotsman always pops up in dangerous positions, Possibly Palace’s best player on the day. 8

Andros Townsend

A quiet game by his standards but was given very little to work with. A lone battle up-front and had to work for every touch. He’ll be counting down the days until Benteke is back ready. 6

Jordan Ayew

I dread to think how bad Alexander Sorloth is if Ayew is getting another game after this performance. Careless in possession and looks nervous on every touch. He’ll need a goal soon but even that may not save his Palace career. 4


Jeffrey Schlupp-

Came on for Kouyate and occupied the left flank. Offered more pace then Meyer who scuttled to the right but Palace as a whole were on the back foot for much of the second half. 6

Alexander Sorloth-

Replaced Ayew and offered more of a target but it was a defensive showing in the last 20 minutes where the Dane played his part. 5