Allardyce: Crystal Palace Needs Three More Points To Avoid Relegation

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Sam Allardyce believes Crystal Palace needs three more points to keep playing in the EPL and wants to secure that in their next three matches.

Crystal Palace play Tottenham on Sunday, before playing Liverpool and Burnley within four days.

Allardyce has turned around Crystal Palace’s bid to avoid relegation since his appointment and believes taking their points tally from 35 to 38 will help matters.

“Thirty-eight points has been enough for (survival for) 10 years or more and we have got an opportunity to get there and get beyond it,” said the 62-year-old.

“It is a big week for us to see how many points we can get. We want to take pressure off ourselves and get as many points as we can this week.

“At the end of this week there will only be three games left and, instead of one win out of six you might need one win out of three, which heaps the pressure back on again, so let’s get as many points as we can.

“We are capable of getting points out of these games this week, as we have proved in the last six or seven games.

“I hope the players believe, as I believe, that they are capable of getting points out of them.

“Taking five wins out of six – and six wins out of nine – and we are still not safe, so it shows just how difficult a task it was to get us out of the bottom three.”



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