Ebere Eze – Eberechi Eze’s performances since rising to prominence at Queens Park Rangers suggest he has found the right balance while Crystal Palace, the club he signed for last summer have quickly witnessed his knack for scoring spectacular goals, with all three of his efforts so far in the special category.
Eze said: ‘I don’t know why [I don’t score simple goals]. I wish I did. I wish I had a lot more tap-ins and easy goals. I wouldn’t be working so hard to get a goal! But I will take them. As long as they keep coming I am happy.’
Eze has been nothing short of a revelation for the Eagles since he first stepped foot inside Selhurst Park, especially in recent months.
Other than Wilfried Zaha, Palace have long lacked a creative influence capable of single-handedly changing the game on his own arguably ever since Victor Moses departed the club.
While some wingers will bide their time and wait for an opportunity, Eze is prepared to bring the ball forward, as evidenced by his two dribbles per 90 in the Premier League during his time with Palace this season thus far, that the best of all his teammates, as per WhoScored.
And it’s not just his dribbling that has caught the eye. His role as a set-piece specialist means he boasts a WhoScored strength of ‘taking set-pieces’ to go with his dribbling and passing ability.
The 22-year-old memorably scored directly from a free-kick against Leeds United to mark his first goal for the club at Selhurst Park.