Crystal Palace are staring into the precipice of relegation, to the Sky Bet Championship.
Frank de Boer only managed to last five games into the Premier League season as his experimental, free-flowing style of football lacked the defensive steel needed to pick up a singular point in England’s top division.
Steve Parish turned to experienced manager Roy Hodgson in order to turn the tide, after the Selhurst Park side became the first team since 1888 to lose their first five games of the season.
The ex-Liverpool and England manager has not been able to turn the tide as of yet, as the Eagles still languish in 20th place, picking up five points from the first 12 league games.
Here are five things to watch for when the Eagles play Stoke.