Edouard seeks to emulate Kanu Nwankwo feat in the EPL
Crystal Palace striker Odsonne Edouard will be seeking to become the second man after Nigeria legend, Nwankwo Kanu to score as many as five goals in his first five London derbies in the Premier League.
Kanu achieved the feat in 1999 for Arsenal and Edouard, who joined Crystal Palace from Scottish Premiership side, Celtic has scored four goals in four Premier League London derbies so far, netting against each opponent he has faced (two v Tottenham Hotspur, one v Arsenal and one v West Ham United).
Edouard will now be targetting at least a goal on Saturday at the Brentford Community stadium where his side, Crystal Palace will be seeking to bounce back after losing 3-1 to Liverpool last mid-week at Anfield.
He scored the Eagles only goal of the game and it was his sixth of the season.
Brentford were unbeaten in their first three Premier League London derbies (W2 D1) but have suffered defeats in their last two, losing to Chelsea and Spurs.
The Bees have not lost three in a row in the league against fellow London opposition since a four-match run between November 2011 and September 2012, when they lost twice to Charlton Athletic and twice to Leyton Orient in League One.
The reverse fixture between Brentford and Palace finished 0-0 – only once before have the Eagles had two goalless draws against an opponent in the same Premier League campaign, doing so against Manchester City in 1992/93.