Crystal Palace have enjoyed a relatively successful 2018/19 campaign in all competitions, with a 12th placed finish in the Premier League and a run to the quarter final of the FA Cup.
Roy Hodgson’s side finished 15 points clear of the relegation zone after a strong run of form in the second half of the season, and the former England manager will now be looking to continue that momentum into the 2019/20 campaign.
However, Hodgson could face a difficult summer as he prepares for next season, with a number of key players linked with a move away from Selhurst Park.
Many of Palace’s targets for next season will surely be based around what happens in the summer transfer window, but another cup run and a top half finish would not be out of reach for the Eagles if they can ward off interest in their key players, and strengthen the squad.
So following what can be seen as a good campaign for Palace, we’ve rated those who have played 10 or more games in all competitions to assess their performances throughout the season.
Wayne Hennessey - 6/10
Hennessey has kept five clean sheets in 18 appearances this season, and but has fallen out of favour with Vicente Guaita establishing himself in the side.
Vicente Guaita - 7/10
Guaita has had a solid debut season for Palace after signing from Getafe last summer, and has been a constant figure throughout the Eagles’ recent good run of form.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 9/10
Wan Bissaka has been one of Palace’s standout players this season, emphasised by his Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year awards. Hodgson could have a battle on his hands to keep the highly sought after full-back at the club this summer.
James Tomkins - 7.5/10
Tomkins has had a consistent campaign at the back for Palace this season, showing his importance with 182 clearances in 29 Premier League appearances.
Scott Dann - 6.5/10
Dann has had limited game time with just 13 appearances in all competitions this season, but has been reliable when called upon by Hodgson.
Mamadou Sakho 7.5/10
Sakho’s season was cut short in February when he sustained a serious knee injury, but his impressive campaign for Palace had earned him a recall to the France squad in November. The Frenchman had forged a strong partnership alongside Tomkins prior to his season-ending injury.
Martin Kelly - 6/10
Similarly to Dann, Kelly is another who has drifted in and out of the side this season, making 20 appearances in all competitions.
Patrick van Aanholt 7.5/10
Van Aanholt has been a consistent figure at left-back for Palace this season, and always provides an attacking threat going forwards.
Jeffrey Schlupp - 6.5/10
Schlupp is another enjoyed a solid season prior to picking up an ankle problem in April which ruled him out of the latter stages of the campaign.
Luka Milivojevic - 8.5/10
Milivojevic played every minute of Palace’s 38 Premier League games this season and was as consistent as ever. The Eagles’ captain scored 12 goals and created three assists in 42 appearances in all competitions this season.
Cheikhou Kouyate - 6.5/10
Kouyate started in 23 of his 37 appearances in all competitions this season and looked solid alongside Milivojevic.
James McArthur - 8/10
McArthur has been a key figure for Hodgson this season with a number of fine performances in midfield. The Scot has scored three and assisted six in his 40 appearances this campaign.
Max Meyer - 6/10
Meyer has shown glimpses of promise in his 36 appearances this season, but has often drifted in and out of games. He may have just needed a season to settle into the Premier League, and at 23-years-old, the German has plenty of time to improve.
Andros Tonwsend - 8/10
Townsend has enjoyed a fine season for Palace, and his incredible volley against Manchester City is the goal of the season for me. The winger found the back of the net nine times and created six assists in his 45 appearances.
Wilfried Zaha - 9/10
Palace’s talisman has enjoyed another fine campaign, and is also one Hodgson may struggle to keep hold of this summer. The Ivorian scored 10 and assisted 10 in his 36 appearances this season.
Jordan Ayew - 5.5/10
Ayew has struggled to make much of an impact this season, emphasised by the fact that he completed 90 minutes just twice in his 25 appearances this campaign.
Christian Benteke - 6/10
Benteke’s season has been hampered by a knee injury which kept him out for a large chunk of the campaign, but he did manage to end his goal drought of nearly a whole calendar year against Arsenal.
Michy Batshuayi - 7/10
Batshuayi’s loan to Palace in January proved a good bit of business, with the Belgian scoring six goals in 13 appearances in all competitions. Chelsea’s impeding transfer ban could hinder Hodgson’s chances of signing the 25-year-old permanently this summer, however.
Alexander Sorloth 5.5/10
Sorloth played 16 times for Palace prior to his loan move to Gent in January, scoring just one goal. His 12 Premier League appearances came as a substitute, with his only starts coming in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup respectively.