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What Glasner’s improved Palace could mean for FPL 2024/25

Replacing Roy Hodgson with Oliver Glasner has massively improved Crystal Palace, making them an exciting FPL investment for next season.

Although it’s the 11th consecutive campaign where Palace finished in the range of 10th to 15th, between 41 and 49 points, this one is certainly ending with more optimism about the future.

Earlier on, the occasional home win kept their heads above relegation but pressure intensified on Roy Hodgson after a poor 4-1 defeat at rivals Brighton. Ultimately, health reasons forced a mid-February change, where former Wolfsburg and Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner took over at Selhurst Park.


Heading into Gameweek 26’s 3-0 debut win over Burnley, they’d dropped down to 16th place. It took a bit longer until things clicked into place – a five-match winless run followed – but a shock victory at Liverpool sparked their stunning final run of six successes from seven.

This included an average of three goals per game and means they rank fourth in the Premier League table under Glasner’s leadership. Not only that, they pipped Brighton to the 10th-place spot.

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With such momentum, let’s see what this Glasner effect could mean for Palace assets in the 2024/25 FPL season.


Before Glasner’s first match, the Eagles hadn’t kept a clean sheet in 14 attempts. But switching to a wing-back system has seen them concede the third-fewest goals from this point (14).

It allowed the attacking instincts of Daniel Munoz and Tyrick Mitchell to flourish. The January arrival from Genk grabbed four assists in 13 Glasner occasions, with the England international claiming both a goal and an assist. Add this to four clean sheets inside the final seven outings and FPL managers will be praying that they remain £4.5m in price.

At centre-back, Joachim Andersen had a purple patch of goal involvements earlier on but Marc Guehi missed a while because of injury. Real Betis defender Chadi Riad is set to sign, so it’ll be interesting to see who develops as the preferred trio.

Perhaps picking a goalkeeper will be the preferred route into their backline, should Dean Henderson or Sam Johnstone emerge as the clear number one.


One of the big questions will be which midfielder: Michael Olise or Eberechi Eze?

Both ended in great form and are expected to rise in FPL price but Olise is being heavily linked with clubs elsewhere.

From just 14 starts, the exciting 22-year-old registered a whopping 10 goals, six assists and six double-digit hauls. It means he nudges ahead of Cole Palmer and Erling Haaland for the season’s best points per start (8.6) ratio.

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As for penalty-taking Eze, his concluding half-dozen appearances yielded five goals and two assists. Thanks to an 18-pointer in Gameweek 38, he pipped Olise’s 52 total from this seven-match stretch.


Yet eclipsing them both was Jean-Philippe Mateta‘s 68. It was an incredible second half of the season for this budget FPL forward, netting 13 in 13 as his final-day hat-trick made it nine goals from the closing six.

By tallying 29 points in Double Gameweek 34 alone, the Frenchman achieved the season’s biggest individual score throughout all of FPL. And that meant that only Palmer totalled more points between Gameweeks 28 and 38.

Therefore, expect Mateta to begin 2024/25 with high ownership and – equally – expect a price rise to approximately £7.0m.

Once fixtures are released, we’ll see the true appeal of starting with a Crystal Palace asset.

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