Three signings Crystal Palace must make to guarantee a Top 7 finish in 2018/19
Roy Hodgson salvaged a brilliant 11th-place finish for Crystal Palace in the Premier League last season, following a disastrous start under his predecessor Frank de Boer.
The Eagles had lost their opening four games without scoring a goal when the Dutchman was sacked and replaced by Hodgson, but the poor run continued until their eighth fixture when they netted for the first time and secured an impressive 2-1 win against Chelsea at Selhurst Park.
From then on they gradually moved up the standings, and their final placing and tally of 44 points was particularly impressive, with the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek excelling in attack, while Mamadou Sakho shone at the back on his return from injury alongside James Tomkins at the heart of the backline.
Having only finished 10 points seventh-place Burnley last term, there is certainly the potential for the south London club, whose fans want to see a 29-year-old re-sign for them this summer, to replicate Sean Dyche’s men’s success if they are enjoy a successful summer transfer window, and Hodgson will be relying on chairman Steve Parrish to delive the players he needs.
Here are three signings Palace must make to guarantee they finish seventh in 2018/19…