Roy Hodgson arrived at Selhurst Park in September 2017 to find a Palace side that lost their opening four matches without scoring a goal.

They went on to lose their next three league games under Hodgson, conceding 17 goals in their opening seven games.

The way Hodgson turned the Club’s fortunes around to not only become the first Premier League side to avoid relegation after losing their opening seven fixtures, but to nearly finish in the top half of the table was a huge achievement.

And he did this by sorting out his defence.

But, 12 months down the line, is Palace’s strength, and the reason Hodgson was lauded a saviour, becoming a weakness?

His reserved and unadventurous team selections have started getting the Eagles faithful irate.

Against Tottenham on Wednesday night, Hodgson chose a midfield of Luka Milivojevic, Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheikhou Kouyate and James McArthur.

All solid, reliable players, but most importantly – defensive.

We’ve seen managers utilize a three-man defensive midfield-wall before, but at the impressive new billion-pound arena in north London, the way Hodgson set his side up there was only going to be one winner.

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The 2-0 scoreline flattered Palace such was the lack of ambition, creativity, and most importantly lack of possession.

What would irk fans more than anything was that despite being eight points clear of the drop and realistically safe, Hodgson declined the chance to experiment with under-used players like Max Meyer, or try different formations with two-up top in Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi.

With a tricky trio of fixtures against Newcastle, Man City and Arsenal to come, one wouldn’t expect Hodgson to divert from type anytime soon.

But at what stage will fans start asking to see more adventure from their side?

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Some are already beating the drum.

Richard Broadley on facebook:

The lack of ambition and offensive play is frustrating the hell out of me.

I will still go - of course I will - but I’m just so bored watching us play right now ☹️

Bambos Michael:

He sets teams up not to lose, never to win.

Kevin Meacher:

Roy is in a rut of thinking we need three defensive midfielders every game

And there was more on Twitter.