Written by Jim Daly

So far 2016 has been a tough year for Palace in the Premier League.

The FA Cup has been fantastic, though, with the Eagles in the semi-final after beating the likes of Tottenham, Southampton and Stoke.

But in the league Alan Pardew's men are still searching for their first maximum points of 2016 and now WhoScored.com have released some stats that shed some light on the conflicting halves of Palace's season.

Check them out below

Some points to draw from these stats:

  • Shots on goal are slightly down
  • Shots on target are down by more than a suarter
  • Palace are completing more passes
  • But they are also playing more long balls
  • They are conceding less shots 
  • And are making more inceptions 

Do these stats point to a team that is panicking and losing confidence in themselves and their manager or one that actually might have not been playing that badly and has been unlucky?

We're not sure but certainly these stats don't make Palace look that bad in 2016, despite a return of just two points from 10 games, compared to 31 from the first 19 games of the season.

What do you think is the reason for Palace's slump? Comment below!

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