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Crystal Palace: Manager, Stadium, Key Fixtures and Squad

Crystal Palace will be looking to haul themselves clear of relegation trouble as they enter the second half of the Premier League campaign under veteran Roy Hodgson.

Manager: Roy Hodgson
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Captain: Joel Ward
Top League Scorer last season: Eberechi Eze (10)
Last season's finish: 11th
 

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Fixtures

Fixtures
  • Opening Day (12th August 2023) – Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
  • Boxing Day (26th December 2023) – Chelsea v Crystal Palace
  • Final Day (19th May 2024) – Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
  • Home Derby Day (23rd December 2023) - Crystal Palace v Brighton
  • Away Derby Day (3rd February 2024) - Brighton v Crystal Palace
     

Manager - Roy Hodgson

  • Date Joined – March 2023
  • Date of Birth – 09/08/1947
  • Nationality - English
  • Previous Clubs – Hamstads BK, Bristol City, Orebro, Malmo, Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland, Inter, Blackburn, Inter, Grasshoppers, Copenhagen, Udinese, UAE, Viking, Finland, Fulham, Liverpool, West Brom, England, England U21, Crystal Palace, Watford

 

Stadium

  • Name – Selhurst Park
  • Capacity – 25,486
  • Record Attendance - 51,482 vs Burnley (May 1979)
  • Opened - 1924

 

Key Player - Eberechi Eze

  • Position - Attacking Midfielder
  • Date Joined - August 2020
  • Fee Paid - £17m
  • Nationality - English

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One to Watch - Jesuran Rak-Sakyi

  • Position - Winger
  • Date Joined – July 2019
  • Fee Paid – N/A
  • Nationality - English

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Transfers

Transfers

In:

  • Daniel Munoz (Genk - £8.5m)
  • Adam Wharton (Blackburn - £18m)
  • Matheus Franca (Flamengo - £26m)
  • Dean Henderson (Man Utd - £20m)
  • Rob Holding (Arsenal - £4m)
  • Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth - Free)
  • Adam Wharton (Blackburn - £20m)
  • Daniel Munoz (Genk - £7m)

Out:

  • Jack Butland (Rangers - Free)
  • Luka Milivojevic (End of contract)
  • James McArthur (End of contract)
  • Wilfried Zaha (Galatasaray - Free)
  • Vincente Guaita (Celta Vigo - Free)
  • Luke Plange (Carlisle - Loan)

Last season's performance

Crystal Palace appeared in relegation danger when the club decided to part ways with Patrick Vieira following a run of 11 Premier League matches without a win in March, before the return of former manager Roy Hodgson prompted a marked upturn in fortunes.

Having managed the club for four years between 2017 and 2021, the installation of Hodgson restored a sense of stability and calm at Selhurst Park, with the Eagles proceeding to lose just two of their final 10 league matches of the season with the former England boss at the helm.

Hodgson was able to take the shackles off of Palace's most gifted creative talents, most notably Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise, with the South London side registering 18 goals in these last 10 games of the campaign.

This outstanding end to the season saw Palace finish 11th in the table, remarkably one place above London rivals Chelsea, and 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
 

This season's prospects

The way Palace ended last season will have given the club's passionate fanbase hope of kicking on in the new campaign, and potentially challenging for a top-half finish in the Premier League for just the second time in 11 seasons, but their first goal will be avoiding relegation danger which they flirted with during last term.

Boasting a strong spine - with Sam Johnstone in goal, the formidable Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi at centre-back, new recruit Jefferson Lerma and the impressive Cheick Doucoure in midfield, and the outstanding Eberechi Eze occupying the number 10 position, it's perhaps a reliable goalscorer up front which is limiting this Palace squad's potential.

It's certainly a group brimming with talent but injuries have certainly hampered them so far this term, with key duo Eze and Michael Olise struggling to stay fit consistently.

Last five seasons

The below table illustrates Crystal Palace's league finishes over the past five seasons:

SeasonLeague finish
2022/2311th
2021/2212th
2020/2114th
2019/2014th
2018/1912th

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