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Crystal Palace FC Squad, Team, All Players 2017/2018

Crystal Palace FC Squad, Team, All Players 2017/2018

Crystal Palace FC Squad 2017/18 – First Team 2017/18

Crystal Palace FC new player in and out 2017/18. Here is the Crystal Palace FC First Team Squad 2017/18

Crystal Palace 2017/18 Squad

Palace have been improving their squad this summer ahead of the 2017/18 season. After a successful 2015/16 season everyone expected the Palace to be really strong in the 2016/17 season. However, this wasn’t the case. They finished 14th but spent a lot of the season lower down in the table, and flirting with relegation for a lot of the season. They had to change their manager halfway through the season from Alan Pardew to Sam Allardyce, which was a big boost for them. However, after keeping them up, he announced he would step down from the job and ex-Ajax manager Frank De Boer has stepped in and taken the role permanently. You can read about Crystal Palace’s weekly wages here.

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The Crystal Palace FC line up 2017/18 season will consist of these players.

Crystal Palace FC Goalkeepers

  • Julian Speroni
  • Wayne Hennessy
  • Kleton Perntreou

So here are the goalkeepers in the Crystal Palace FC squad. They have recently released flop goalkeeper Steve Mandanda so they only have 3 goalkeeping options, which is alright, but Wayne Hennessy is 30 and Julian Speroni is 38. Both are getting older and even though they’re goalkeepers they could still pick up more injuries as a result. It will be interesting to see whether Palace opt to sign another goalkeeper as we progress through the transfer window.

Crystal Palace FC Defenders

  • James Tomkins
  • Scott Dann
  • Jairo Riedewald
  • Damien Delaney
  • Patrick Van Aanholt
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Pape Souare
  • Joel Ward
  • Martin Kelly

As you can see Palace have many options when it comes to their defence. They have a healthy amount of defensive players in the squad. The addition of Patrick van Aanholt in the January window was a good choice at left-back and may have been key in helping them survive the relegation battle last season. They have brought in Jairo Riedewald from Ajax this window, who manager Frank De Boer knows from his days managing the Dutch club.

Crystal Palace FC Midfielders

  • Luka Milivojevic
  • Timothy Fonsu-Mensah
  • Hiram Boateng
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • James McArthur
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Jonathan Williams

Again, it is clear to see that Palace have some decent midfielders in their squad. They still have the French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who is a player full of quality. They may want a partner of equall influence on the game signed before the end of the transfer window as they should be looking to avoid having any sort of relegation battle this season. The youngster, Timothy Fonsu-Mensah, is on loan from Manchester United and that move will suit all parties. For Palace, they are getting a good player with lots of energy, while it a good opportunity for the player himself to get some Premier League minutes.

Crystal Palace FC Forwards

  • Bakary Sakho
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Andros Townsend
  • Christian Benteke
  • Chung-Yong Lee
  • Keshi Anderson
  • Christian Benteke
  • Connor Wickham
  • Freddie Ladapo

Again, there are some very good players in the Crystal Palace attack. Christian Benteke has proven his class but hasn’t really properly displayed it since his days at Aston Villa. Maybe this season his form in a Palace shirt will really improve and he will fire them up the table. Other than that, they have some tricky wingers in Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend, who are both valuable assets in Frank De Boer’s team.

Crystal Palace’s first six fixtures

  • Huddersfield Town (h)
  • Liverpool (a)
  • Swansea City (h)
  • Burnley (a)
  • Southampton (h)
  • Manchester City (a)

As you can see, in the first six games, Crystal Palace have to go to some very tricky away trips. The games away at Liverpool and Manchester City will be very difficult and they will do very well to get any sort of result from those games. Ideally, if they can manage 10 points from those opening games, I think they can consider that a very good beginning to the season.

 

Read more at: https://www.cpfc.co.uk/