If we win seven or eight of 11, then maybe we will be fourth in the league, but I realise it is very difficult because we have to beat some big teams and that is not easy."Stiker Graziano Pelle has not scored a league goal since before Christmas, but Koeman feels that is as much down to the opposition defensive set-up as his own side's form in the penalty area."One of the reasons is that now the other sides know the strengths of our team," the Dutchman said."If you look back to the West Brom game and you see the way how they played at home against Southampton, that is a big complement for us, watch how Liverpool played against us, not with three at the back, but with five at the back."That means it is more difficult to create, then you need the total confidence of the players, if the striker's are a bit more struggling for goals, then it is a big part of our problem in the past few games."Palace knocked Southampton out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win at St Mary's during January and since have picked up maximum points on from their last three road trips.Koeman said: "We know what to expect of them and they have had a good run in away games in recent weeks, they are strong on the set-pieces and have a good organisation."Palace are a very dangerous team at the moment and we will have to be good to have a good result." Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has been charged with violent conduct for elbowing West Ham's Diafra Sakho, the Football Association has announced.Jedinak struck Sakho in the face as the pair jumped for a header towards the end of Palace's 3-1 win at Upton Park on Saturday but referee Mike Dean took no action.The incident was not seen by the match officials but it was caught on video, allowing the FA to take retrospective action
Jedinak has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.An FA statement read: "Mile Jedinak has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video."The Crystal Palace midfielder was involved in an incident with West Ham United's Diafra Sakho in the 87th minute of the game on Saturday (28 February 2015)."Off the ball incidents in Premier League matches which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees."Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence."For retrospective action to be taken, the decision by the panel must be unanimous."Jedinak has until 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday, March 3) to reply to the charge."
Source : PA