Crystal Palace season predictions: Expect some very good and very bad spells of form

After an excellent finish to the last campaign, Crystal Palace will be looking to push on this season, but how far can they go?

Crystal Palace ended the 2014-15 season going from strength to strength and supporters have every reason to be eagerly anticipating the start of the new campaign.

The Eagles will look to build on their recent achievements and challenge for European football, but can they make that big step forward?

Prediction: 10th.

Freddie Shires: After their fantastic end to last season, signings like Yohan Cabaye and Patrick Bamford will ensure Alan Pardew’s first full campaign in charge of Crystal Palace goes equally to plan.

Damien Lucas: The club who did some of the best transfer business off the pitch in the summer are rewarded with their best ever Premier League finish on it as Yohan Cabaye pulls the strings for Alan Pardew's surprise package of the season.

Chris Linnell: If Crystal Palace can rediscover their form of last season, they could surprise a few.

Olly Dawes: Signing Yohan Cabaye was a major coup, and Alan Pardew will be looking to bring a top ten finish to Palace. A defender and striker may be needed before that can be achieved, but Palace will be in the mix.

Mathew Nash: The surprise shout of the season. Great business so far this summer and on a high from last term.

Che Thomas: Crystal Palace have made one of the best signings of the summer in Yohan Cabaye, and their form after Alan Pardew took over last season suggests they will be looking at climbing further up the top half rather than looking below them. Could do with another striker in case Bamford struggles in the top flight.

Stephen Pickering: The Eagles successfully finished in the top half last season and with the additions that have been made, they could do even better in the coming campaign. Alan Pardew continues to impress despite his many doubters. Key player: Yohan Cabaye.

Tim Poole: A good squad, good signings and Alan Pardew has experience of finishing in the top half (for a standalone season, at least).

Lewis Doe: Palace to get off to a good start following some good signings. Expect some very good and very bad spells of form.

Michael Stevenson: Palace ended last season well and always look a threat with Yannick Bolasie and Wilfied Zaha on the flanks. Yohann Cabaye’s arrival is a huge boost and if Patrick Bamford takes to the Premier League, expect the Eagles to improve upon last year.

Billy Hawkins: Continue to move upwards, aided by a selection of strong transfer moves.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Premier League campaign. We accumulated their rankings (20 points for first place, 1 for 20th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

And here it is:



Manchester United

Manchester City





West Ham United

Crystal Palace

Swansea City

Stoke City

Newcastle United

West Bromwich Albion

Aston Villa





Norwich City

Leicester City

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