Crystal Palace face their opening Premier League away game of the season this weekend, as Roy Hodgson’s side travel to Sheffield United.

The Eagles will be hoping to kick on after last season’s goalless draw at home to Everton, with the match taking place on Sunday afternoon.

It was a solid but unspectacular start to the campaign for Palace, with pre-match preparations complicated by talk surrounding Wilfried Zaha’s future.

The Ivorian has stayed put at Selhurst Park, however, and looks focused despite not being granted a move to Everton.

Palace’s weekend opponents started their return to the top flight with a credible 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, thanks to Billy Sharp’s late equaliser at Dean Court.

Bramall Lane will be bouncing for the weekend clash, so Hodgson’s men will have to be switched on if they want to avoid an upset.

Here are four key battles to keep an eye out for as Palace search for their first win of the season.

Will Palace win at Sheffield United on Sunday?