Despite the fact there is a lot of football still to be played this season, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to the next campaign.
Who could some of Palace’s most important players be?
As much as we like to look at possible new signings, we thought we’d cast an eye over those already at the club, waiting for their chance.
Here are five Palace youngsters who could break into the first team next season.
The Dutch defender has received three caps for his senior national side, but has yet to break the mould at Selhurst Park. Could next year be the one that announces him on the Premier League stage? The 22-year-old is a versatile defender, who could be a useful tool for Roy Hodgson to deploy as and when he’s required.
Inniss has been around the Palace setup for a while, and has received numerous loan opportunities. A colossal presence in the heart of the defence, I wonder what would happen if we saw the 23-year-old get regular minutes in the same way Aaron Wan-Bissaka received?
The winger is currently on loan at Lorient of the French second tier, and is a fast, direct winger. The 20-year-old will have to improve his delivery, however, is he is to succeed at the Premier League level.
The Islington-native is currently plying his trade at Blackpool, but Hodgson is said to have plans for the 19-year-old. A tricky and elusive player, the diminutive midfielder is a slippery customer for opposing defenders.
The 23-year-old needs something to happen next season – badly.