Palace lost the services of star winger Bolasie to Everton in the summer but managed to bring in former Tottenham Hotspur man Townsend from Newcastle United, and he has proven to be a more than capable replacement for the 27-year-old in the early stages of the new season.
Townsend scored his first Eagles goal in a man-of-the-match performance during the 4-1 victory over Stoke City on Sunday and following the game, manager Pardew has stated his belief that the 11-time England international will be able to sufficiently fill in the void left by the departure of Bolasie.
Pardew told talkSPORT: "He's different to Bolasie.
"He's always scored more goals than Bolasie, and I think he will [fill the void].
"That's not taking anything away from Yala, because he's a terrific player and I love him, but Townsend's a different type of player."