Patrick Vieira revealed he could play Jordan Ayew in the center of midfield in Saturday’s premier league when Crystal Palace will meet Chelsea
Ayew, the Ghana international, was influential as a center midfielder when the Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United before the international break. Amazed by that, the French tactician is thinking of keeping Ayew in that role when his team meet the Blues at Selhurst Park this weekend.
Vieira announced to the club website of another likely positional experiment: “Jordan played that role when we went on tour so knows the responsibility of the position, and that gives me good options,” he said.
“There’s an option on the table to play him there. He was fantastic when he played there, is an intelligent player and is prepared to sacrifice himself for the team. When he went centrally, that gave us a really good balance.”
Speaking of Crystal Palace’s draw at St James’ Park, Vieira added: “Tough place to come: a big atmosphere and we needed to defend well as a team. We did it well and fully deserve the point. They’re a really strong side and this is one team you can count on to play European football.”
Vieira seeing promising signs from Ayew in a new position, that could be of great advantage to the 31-year-old who will now be an essential figure in the Premier League outfit as well as for Ghana ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.