Top four is still in our hands – no need to panic
Today has not been a good day there is no denying that but Manchester United lost earlier to Everton and Tottenham lost yesterday and that means a top-four finish is still safely within our hands.
We still have a decent run in and yes we have lingering issues on the road but Chelsea and Man Utd have difficult opponents to face, including each other.
It should also not be forgotten that we still have two routes into the Champions League because the winners of the Europa League get automatic entry.
The team selection was dubious I will admit but look at the fixture congestion and the finger can only be pointed at Unai Emery to some extent, the team he picked was more than good enough to win the game, they just played badly in defence simple as that.
Though we cannot blame the defence alone, the midfield was found wanting a lot of the time as well but that is a different story for a different article.
No, what we need to keep in mind now is that the Palace game is done, it is over with and we need to look forward and there is absolutely no point whining about it.
We had a dreadful game against Everton and we bounced back, one defeat will not define our whole season, though another defeat could be catastrophic.
But if this weekend has shown us anything it is that all of us fighting for a Champions League spot are not guaranteed wins, home or away.
So, be pissed off but don’t overreact, the table does not lie, we are fourth and the power still remains with us whether we qualify for the Champions League next season or not.