Crystal Palace have started the season well with two wins, a draw and one defeat in their opening four fixtures.

We've spoken to Crystal Palace fan and reporter Jacob Panons to get his early season review.

How would you describe the start to Palace’s season?

It’s been better than I expected so far.

Palace's lack of attacking options was a concern but Jordan Ayew has looked confident as a lone striker.

At the same time, both wins could've easily been two draws.

Victory at Manchester United only came via a last-minute goal and against Villa we got lucky with a questionable refereeing decision going our way!

It would've meant we'd have three points instead of the seven we are on.

That said we thoroughly deserved the points at Villa.

Where can they improve?

In attack.

It's no secret we lack that bit of class in the final third.

Jordan Ayew has looked a different player this season, but often he looks so isolated up front and needs the support as he's not the sort of player who will create something out of nothing.

What player has stood out?

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Without doubt Jordan Ayew.

I had worried over Ayew playing upfront by himself as he isn't the biggest or strongest striker but he has proved me wrong.

He's looked comfortable and confident upfront on his own.

Against Villa he made several darting runs through the defence and encouraged his teammates to play more balls forward into the final third.

If he can keep his form up this season he could be the key to Palace's success.

Another player who has stood out for me is Gary Cahill.

During the Villa game he looked extremely comfortable as his experience and maturity was clear to see.

What player has disappointed?

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It is hard to say because it has been a positive start to the season so far.

But Wilfried Zaha has looked underwhelming at times.

We know how good he is and he is the sort of player who can silence a crowd with a single moment of brilliance so at any point he could turn his season around.

There were moments during the Villa game where he looked frustrated, but there were times he looked like a world beater.

He used to get away with coasting or not pulling his weight such was the attacking threat he carried, this season however he's not hit those heights yet and it's clear his teammates can see that, so they're demanding more from him, Milivojevic's berating of the player during the Villa game is testament of that

As a side note, Cheikhou Kouyate has also had moments where he looked flustered and has given away possession, but like Zaha he is also prone to having moments where he controls the midfield and is crucial for the team so you never really know what you're getting with him.

Opinion amongst fans, aims?

News Shopper:

From the Palace fans I have spoken to it seems that they are pleased with their progress so far this season but they are not getting too ahead of themselves.

I think most Palace fans will be aiming for a mid-table/top half finish but with Everton, West Ham, and Wolves all challenging alongside Palace it will be difficult.

Tough run of fixtures after the international break, will that define the season?

We're known to start the season poorly so this has been a breath of fresh air. If we can take this form into the next few fixtures I'm sure most fans will be happy.

The tough run following the international break will be interesting as we will see if Palace can keep their form up but winning the 'easier' games are almost more important as any points against teams in the top six.

If you're not getting points against teams who you should be beating then there can be a problem because then the points against the 'bigger' teams end up compensating for poorer performances against the 'weaker' teams in the league.

As Roy said after the Villa game, if they had not won then the win against Manchester United the weekend before would have been diluted.