Here’s how the Crystal Palace players rated in their 1-0 win at home to Watford.

Vicente Guaita – 8
The Spaniard is proving to be a valuable addition to the squad this season, helping to solve last season’s defensive problems. Made a couple of good saves to keep Palace in the game.

Joel Ward – 7
Another solid display from the full-back who has filled in well for Wan-Bissaka’s departure at the beginning of the season.

Scott Dann – 7
Great display at the back for the veteran. Has slotted in well with Gary Cahill in the absence
of Sakho and Tomkins.

Gary Cahill – 7
The former England international captained the side again today and he led from the back. He has been a key player at the back for Palace this season.

Patrick van Aanholt – 7
Did his defensive duties well today. His brilliant partnership down the left with Zaha continued once again and the two looked as threatening as ever.

James McCarthy – 7
The Irishman had a far better game than last week. Many would have thought that he would have been dropped, but Roy Hodgson stuck with him, and he proved equal to the task. He anchored the midfield well, and his defensive duties allowed the other two central midfielders to get forward.

James McArthur – 7
Another consistent performance from Mr. Consistency himself. The Scotsman is an unsung hero and he rarely has a bad game.

Cheikhou Kouyaté – 7
Driving force going forward today with his galloping runs. Provided the energy in the centre
of the field.

Wilfried Zaha – 7

Another frustrating game for the winger having been constantly fouled by opposition players. Hasn’t scored as many goals as he would have liked to this season- his current tally stands at three. Still plenty of games to push on and increase that total, especially now the pressure is off for the Eagles.

Jordan Ayew – 8
Fantastic goal from outside the area to score his second goal in consecutive weeks. The Ghanaian international scored his eighth league goal of the season today – not bad considering he is being played out of position.

Christian Benteke – 7
Great hold up play for the opening goal of the game. You can’t knock the Belgian for his aerial presence and work off the ball, but he simply does not score enough goals. Despite only scoring one goal this season, Hodgson continues to stick with him.