The Premier League starts in just over two weeks, with clubs all around the country slowly releasing their squad numbers.
It’s an exciting date in the football calendar for fans, as they await to see the number their favourite players have been assigned, eager to get the name and number printed on their back.
Crystal Palace have also welcomed some new signings to the club, such as Sam Johnstone from West Brom and Cheick Doucoure and more.
When does the Premier League season start?
The Premier League will begin on Friday, 5 August with Arsenal travelling to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.
The gunners lost 3-0 in this fixture last season, in what proved to be a decisive game in the battle for the top four.
Crystal Palace generally fare well in London derbies, and will be looking to push on in the Premier League after becoming somewhat of a stagnant club.
What are the squad numbers for the 2022/2023 season?
Jack Butland - 1
Vicente Guaita - 13
Remi Matthews - 19
Sam Johnstone - unassigned
Joel Ward - 2
Tyrick Mitchell - 3
James Tomkins - 5
Marc Guehi - 6
Joachim Andersen - 16
Nathaniel Clyne - 17
Nathan Ferguson - 36
Reece Hannam - 43
Omotayo Adaramola - 45
Luka Milivojevic - 4
Michael Olise - 7
Cheikhou Kouyate - 8
Eberechi Eze - 10
Will Hughes - 12
Jeffrey Schlupp - 15
James McArthur - 18
Jairo Riedewald - 44
Cheick Doucoure - unassigned
Jack Wells-Morrison - 48
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi - 49
Malcolm Ebiowei - unassigned
Malachi Boateng - 42
Wilfried Zaha - 11
Jordan Ayew - 9
Jean-Philippe Mateta - 14
Christian Benteke - 20
Odsonne Edouard - 22
Scott Banks - 40
Luke Plange - Unassigned
Robert Street - 46
John-Kymani Gordon - 41
When will Luke Plange, Chieck Doucoure and Sam Johnstone get their numbers?
Numbers will have to be finalised ahead of the first Premier League game. This page will be updated with the squad numbers as soon as they’re available.
What is the expectation for Crystal Palace this season?
Fans of the south London club shouldn’t be discouraged by last season, as it was a transitional period for the club.
Palace was in turmoil before the start of the season. After Roy Hodgson stepped down, plans were made for a manager to come in, and at the last minute something went wrong which caused the deal to collapse.
Patrick Vieira came in, and did well. The squad was paper thin when he took the reins and he managed to sign the likes of Marc Guehi, Andersen, Olise and more.
Fans tipped Palace to go down, but as usual, they finished comfortably above the relegation zone.
Now that Vieira has had a full pre-season under his belt, it’s time for the club to kick on and not become a steady, stagnant side.
He’s identified his targets early on and secured them, and now this could be the season where Palace look to upset the status quo and break into the top eight or top six.
Palace will need to avoid the mistakes of previous seasons, and make a solid start.