The captain has not hit the high standards he set last season.

A dip in form was no surprise following the energy exerted at the tail end of last season and the World Cup.

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When a team as a whole is struggling it seems every miss-placed pass, wayward effort or missed penalty is magnified.

Being in the engine room he finds himself in the thick of the action every week, so all of his flaws have been on full display.

Sadly for the 27-year-old midfielder his errors have made him a scapegoat for Palace's early season form.

The Cabaye Effect

The summer departure of Yohan Cabaye has effected the Serbian.

Last season the Frenchman sat in the holding role leaving Milivojevic to patrol the middle-third with some protection.

Now, with Cheikhou Kouyate occupying a central midfield role alongside him, he’s had to build a new partnership and take a more defensive role as the former West Ham man tends to go gallivanting forward at every opportunity.

The midfield partnership has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks however, notably the draw at Old Trafford and the much-needed win over Burnley.

There’s still some way to go before they’re at the level of last season however.

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The goal count at Palace has been poor this season, ten in total.

Milivojevic is not a man who you’d expect to see on the scoresheet each week, but fans will have expected more than the two penalties he scored against Arsenal to his name. His crucial penalty miss at Everton obviously didn’t help that matter. Since that miss however, he’s shown good character and huge ‘mental strength’ to bounce back according to Roy Hodgson.

Following the Burnley win there is a feel-good factor at Selhurst Park all of sudden. The return of the Holmesdale Fanatics adding to that feeling. Hopefully the mood around the club can return the inspirational leader back to the from of last season.