This Friday, Cheick Doucoure made his first steps in the Premier League. As a reminder, the Malian midfielder was transferred from RC Lens at Crystal Palace during the off-season for 28 million euros bonus included.
The most important transfer player in the club’s history Blood and Gold thus discovered the English championship by receiving Arsenal at Selhurst Park on the occasion of the first day of the Premier League.
Holder in the midfield in a 4-2-3-1 concocted by Patrick Vieira, Cheick Doucoure had a difficult encounter with a 2-0 defeat following goals from Gabriel Martinelli at 20′ and then a goal from Marc Guehi against his camp at 85′. Cheick Doucoure had left his partners shortly before the second Gunners goal, being replaced by Luka Milivojevic in the 75th minute.
From now on, Crystal Palace will have to quickly raise their heads with a complicated trip to the lawn of Liverpool, Monday August 15, on behalf of the 2nd day of the Premier League.