Crystal Palace boss De Boer still seeking new signings

David Wagner

That accolade has already been bestowed upon some familiar and not-so familiar faces at the other 18 Premier League clubs - feats that can not be unwritten.

He would compete for a place in the squad with established right-back Tommy Smith, who has just been named their new club captain following Mark Hudson' retirement.

Crystal Palace new boy Jairo Riedewald could make his debut after joining from Ajax for £8million while midfielders Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur are expected to shake off injuries ahead of Frank de Boer's first match in charge.

Both Martin Cranie (hip) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) are long-term absentees but Jonathan Hogg and Nahki Wells (both ankle) have a chance of featuring this month before the worldwide break.

He ends his playing career having helped Town to promotion via the Championship play-off final against Reading at Wembley.

Lössl; Smith (Williams 56'), Zanka, Lowe, Schindler; Palmer (Quaner 71'), Mooy, Billing, Ince; Kachunga; Mounie (van La Parra 85').

The 2017/18 campaign sees Brighton and Huddersfield compete in the Premier League for the first time.

The Premier League is back this weekend and Crystal Palace are strongly fancied to get off to a winning start, with Frank de Boer's men facing top flight newcomers Huddersfield Town in his first game.

The Terriers' last top-flight win was in November 1971 over Brian Clough's Derby, enduring a 22-game winless run after that.

Hudson left Cardiff City for a nominal fee back in August 2014 for Huddersfield Town after being deemed out-of-favour after the summer signings of Bruno Ecuele Manga and Sean Morrrison.

Palace did improve after the second-half restart in a bid to avoid an opening-day defeat for De Boer, who was sacked after only 85 days in charge in his previous managerial stint at Inter.

Twenty-one of those starts, along with five substitute appearances, came in last season's fairytale promotion.

Palace winger Wilfried Zaha attempted 284 dribbles in the Premier League last season, 86 more than any other player.



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