Crystal Palace

Retain these 2 lynchpins, and Crystal Palace could challenge for Europe this season

Crystal Palace supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their team seeking to build upon their solid 11th place finish last time round.

The Eagles were in disarray in losing each of their opening seven games last season to become instant favourites for relegation, with defeat in his first four bringing to an end Frank de Boer’s short stint in charge. And while Roy Hodgson then lost three matches on the spin, the former England chief led Palace to 44 points from their final 31 games of the campaign to eventually finish 11th in the division, 11 points clear of the bottom three.

Thus, there are many expectant Palace supporters around the country at present, several of whom believe that a better start to the 2018/19 campaign could see their side challenging for the European spots this term.

And while Hodgson has yet to really delve into the transfer market in a bid for reinforcements, there is plenty of quality already at Selhurst Park, with some players in particular they simply have to keep beyond the early August 9 deadline.

Thus, Palace would be challenging for Europe if they indeed retain these TWO stars this summer…

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