Following a routine defeat in the absence of Wilfried Zaha, the international break could not have come sooner for Palace fans.
Here is a look at how those players called up for international duty for their respective countries got on this week.
Christian Benteke was a surprise inclusion in the Belgium squad announced by Roberto Martinez, however, he was soon to withdraw with a knee injury. Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha were shock omissions from their respective nations, the latter due to ‘personal reasons’.
Nya Kirby sat out of his England under 19 side’s 4-1 win over the Netherlands, whilst he could only make the bench for the 2-1 win against Belgium.
Ryan Giggs got his Wales reign off to the perfect start, beating the Republic of Ireland 4-1. Wayne Hennessey impressed over the ninety minutes, retaining his place between the sticks for their encounter with Denmark. Christian Eriksen scored both goals as the Danes won 2-0.
Alexander Sorloth was brought on at half time – something he may never experience at club level – as Norway were narrowly beaten by Bulgaria on Sunday.
Cheikhou Kouyate started Senegal’s 2-2 draw against Madagascar, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka impressed for the England under 21 side against the Dutch in a bore draw. However, the young right back was left out of the squad entirely in the following fixture at the King Power Stadium, leading to worries of a potential injury. Roy Hodgson nor Aidy Boothroyd have commented on this potential matter as of yet.