They have lost nearly all their big games and have been nowhere near their seductive best, yet they are still in the Champions League, just about, and a win today would take them to within two points of the leaders Manchester City.
Five matches without a win at Selhurst Park is the Eagles' longest run at the start of a season since 1997-98, when going 15 games without picking up three points, and things do not get any easier this weekend with the visit of fourth-placed Tottenham.
Spurs continue their impressive start.
He added: "He's the main man for us, when he's not there you need other players, like myself, to step up and get assists and get goals".
The Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino now thinks that his flagship player is absolutely single-minded about getting goals on the ground, and also thinks about it much more than he should. And Tottenham are nowhere near hitting their stride, nowhere close to how they can play. It's important for him to feel like he's a Premier League player.
42' - CHANCE! McArthur gives away possession near his own box and Spurs work the ball to Aurier, who puts in an inviting cross that Lucas, six yards out, puts over the bar.
Shorn of Zaha's pace on the break, Palace looked most likely to score via a set-piece and James Tomkins headed wide when unmarked at the back post from Milivojevic's corner just after the break.
Either side of the creditable draw with Arsenal, Palace have lost to Bournemouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton and Chelsea in the Premier League, as well as going down to Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup.
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The 20-year-old had a hard debut in the Premier League last weekend as he conceded two penalties in Spurs' 3-2 win over Wolves.
Spurs have won the last seven league meetings between these two clubs.