Adrian Clarke looks at the tactical battles set to take place in Matchweek 2.
The 20-year-old restricted highly-rated left-winger Ryan Sessegnon to just one key pass, one shot and zero successful dribbles.
He also strode forward to supply Wilfried Zaha with an assist.
Liverpool’s excellent positional rotation in forward areas makes winger Sadio Mane an elusive opponent to mark.
While he is happy to keep his width for the majority of matches, Liverpool’s No 10 is an expert at bursting into central areas too.
Using that element of surprise, Mane popped up to score twice against West Ham United on the opening weekend from positions within the width of the goalposts.
To contain the 26-year-old Senegal international, Wan-Bissaka must show great concentration and ensure he knows Mane’s whereabouts at all times.
This will be no easy task as Liverpool attack at pace and interchange positions intelligently.
Wan-Bissaka will therefore rely on extra support from the players around him at Selhurst Park.
Those two players and Mane exchanged 76 passes between them in the 4-0 win at Anfield. That is 22 per cent of the total number of passes Crystal Palace made against Fulham.
Roy Hodgson has unearthed a young full-back who is not fazed by marking big-name players.
And while a razor-sharp Mane is sure to be a handful, Wan-Bissaka has the defensive instincts to win the battle.
As shown at Craven Cottage, Palace’s academy graduate is blossoming into an all-round defender.
And when in possession his first instinct is always to attack. Last weekend 20 of his 28 passes were aimed forward.
This Wan-Bissaka v Mane head-to-head promises to be a fabulous match-up.
In a physical sense the Palace full-back has the tools to handle Mane, but the Senegal international's skill and experience will provide a serious test of his defensive credentials.
If Wan-Bissaka can dominate his more senior opponent, his stock will rise once again.