Crystal Palace Transfer Tracker - Summer 2022 - Doucouré, Johnstone & More

Written by Alex Pewter

It is that time again for the FYP Crystal Palace transfer tracker for the 2022 Summer window. The club isn't expected to make the volume of moves that last season and has secured many of their veteran players, but that doesn't stop our reckless speculation.

The main target areas are central midfield, centre back and possibly a right wing-back. Adding an additional striker, for example, would probably require an outgoing player.






Malcolm Ebiowei - Compensation (Derby County) - CONFIRMED

At eighteen years old, Ebiowei had his suitors as he left Derby County, with Monaco and Manchester United reportedly interested. However, Palace have announced his signing on a five-year contract, and it's believed he'll be considered for first-team duties this coming season. While no fee has been disclosed, it is believed that what Palace have paid will be used by Derby's administrators to ensure the club can continue to operate. 

Alan Nixon's report on how Dougie Freedman and Palace pushed to sign Ebiowei suggests how they see his potential. 

Read our breakdown on Ebiowei here.

Sam Johnstone - Free Transfer (WBA)

Pending a photoshoot and a Chris Grierson interview, it appears Sam Johnstone's move to Crystal Palace is all but announced. As his current contract ended on 30th June, it's expected he will report to Beckenham the day after.

 Given his four-year deal and age, the club must view him as the 'keeper of the future, even if he competes with Vicente Guaita next season.


Cheick Doucouré - Speculated €20m + Add ons (RC Lens)

All signs point to Doucouré signing for Crystal Palace as their premier acquisition. A talented prospect from Ligue 1 at only 22 years old, he will help to rebuild the midfield in a post-Gallagher world.

It is suggested that he will join on a five-year contract, with a fee around the €20 million mark, with add-ons.

Flynn Downes - Transfer (Ipswich Town)

Ian Mitchelmore of WalesOnline reports that Crystal Palace is one of three Premier League teams interested in Swansea midfielder Flynn Downes.

He is likely a familiar name to Palace fans, as he was previously linked while at Ipswich before moving to the Welsh coast last summer.

He now has another year of Championship football under his belt, although Ipswich appears to have an asking price more than five times what they paid a year ago. 


Ronnie Edwards - Transfer (Peterborough)

The first of three central defender rumours, Ronnie Edwards, is a talented 19-year-old defender from Peterborough with 36 Championship appearances already. Primarily having played in a back-three for the Posh, signing such a player would help Patrick Vieira switch formations more regularly.


Chris Richards - Potential Loan (Bayern Munich)

USA international Chris Richard has spent 18 months on loan from Bayern Munich at fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim. Another modern outside central defender.

There is currently no room for him in the Bayern setup, and he remains contracted until 2025, making him a loan candidate. With some experience as both a left-back and right-back, he would also offer cover to Tyrick Mitchell.



Levi Colwill - Potential Loan (Chelsea)

What would a summer be without another Chelsea loan? The last one was good, even if Michy Batshauyi was forgettable the second time.

Should Chelsea have Colwill in the first-team mix following an excellent season at Huddersfield? Probably. But when has that stopped them from doing it anyway?

A left-footed central defender, used to playing on the left-hand side of a three, will be sought after, but Palace would be wise to be in the mix - and did an excellent job with Gallagher last season.


Joe Aribo - Transfer (Rangers)

Let's overlook that Aribo was formerly a Charlton player in another life. Still, the midfielder at Rangers has Premier League suitors, and Crystal Palace is rumoured to be one of them, following a decent Europa League campaign.

Considering he is left-footed, has played in multiple central roles, on the right-wing, striker and even the rare game at left-back, that might make him Schlupp 2.0




Cheikhou Kouyaté - Free Transfer

Kouyaté's time is coming to a close, per Sami Mokbel, after failing to agree on a new contract. However, we are awaiting confirmation from the club.

The Athletic noted his extension was being negotiated, but with the club's newfound policy of offering single-season extensions to older players, Kouyaté will be testing the market.


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Crystal Palace Start 2022/23 Season With Tricky First Few Fixtures

Written by FYP Fanzine

The fixture computer hasn't been that kind to Palace at the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season. Patrick Vieira's side face Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in their first four fixtures.

They open the new campaign on the Friday night at home to Arsenal which although on paper seems a tough draw, there was that fantastic Monday night thrashing of the Gunners last season.

The Eagles follow that up with a trip to Liverpool, where they haven't won or picked up any points since 2017.

For the third game of the season Aston Villa visit Selhurst Park, which also won't be easy given their spending power this summer, before Palace travel back up north to face Manchester City in gameweek four. Again, tough on paper but there was that famous victory at the Etihad last season.

Brentford and home and then Newcastle away are the following fixtures where Palace will need to get some points after a tricky opening four fixtures.

The final game before the mid-season break for the frankly ridiculous World Cup in Qatar is away at Forest on November 12th and Palace return to action at home to Fulham on Boxing Day.

Obviously we'll all be looking for the games agaist Brighton, which are currently down for away on September 17th and home on February 11th, both Saturdays currently but expect probably both to be moved for TV.

Palace end the season playing all three promote teams with Bournemouth at home, followed by Fulham away and a boat ride on the Thames no doubt, wrapping up the season against Nottingham Forest at home.

Full fixture list below. Currently all Saturday games are at 3pm and all midweek games are either 7.45pm or 8pm but of course dates and times for some will change when the TV fixtures are released.

GW1: Friday, 5th August: Palace v Arsenal
GW2: Saturday, 13th August: Liverpool v Palace
GW3: Saturday, 20th August: Palace v Aston Villa
GW4: Saturday, 27th August: Manchester City v Palace
GW5: Tuesday, 30th August: Palace v Brentford
GW6: Saturday, 3rd September: Newcastle United v Palace
GW7: Saturday, 10th September: Palace v Manchester United
GW8: Saturday, 17th September: Brighton & Hove Albion v Palace
GW9: Saturday, 1st October: Palace v Chelsea
GW10: Saturday, 8th October: Palace v Leeds United
GW11: Saturday, 15th October: Leicester City v Palace
GW12: Tuesday, 18th October: Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers
GW13: Saturday, 22nd October: Everton v Palace
GW14: Saturday, 29th October: Palace v Southampton
GW15: Saturday, 5th November: West Ham United v Palace
GW16: Saturday, 12th November: Nottingham Forest v Palace
GW17: Monday, 26th December: Palace v Fulham
GW18: Saturday, 31st December: A.F.C. Bournemouth v Palace
GW19: Monday, 2nd January: Palace v Tottenham Hotspur
GW20: Saturday, 14th January: Chelsea v Palace
GW21: Saturday, 21st January: Palace v Newcastle United
GW22: Saturday, 4th February: Manchester United v Palace
GW23: Saturday, 11th February: Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion
GW24: Saturday, 18th February: Brentford v Palace
GW25: Saturday, 25th February: Palace v Liverpool
GW26: Saturday, 4th March: Aston Villa v Palace
GW27: Saturday, 11th March: Palace v Manchester City
GW28: Saturday, 18th March: Arsenal v Palace
GW29: Saturday, 1st April: Palace v Leicester City
GW30: Saturday, 8th April: Leeds United v Palace
GW31: Saturday, 15th April: Southampton v Palace
GW32: Saturday, 22nd April: Palace v Everton
GW33: Tuesday, 25th April: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Palace
GW34: Saturday, 29th April: Palace v West Ham United
GW35: Saturday, 6th May: Tottenham Hotspur v Palace
GW36: Saturday, 13th May: Palace v A.F.C. Bournemouth
GW37: Saturday, 20th May: Fulham v Palace
GW38: Sunday, 28th May: Palace v Nottingham Forest


Win Vicente Guaita's Signed Gloves In Silent Auction For CPFC Disabled Supporters Association

Written by FYP Fanzine

We are delighted to announce we are auctioning off a pair of Vicentre Guiata's signed gloves by the big man himself to raise money for the Crystal Palace Disabled Supporters' Association.

We want to raise as much money for the CPFC DSA as possible and what better way than offering this unique prize which should be a must for any Eagles fans's wishlist this Christmas time.

Or make yourself the best parent/sibling/friend in the world with a gift any Palace fan would cherish for life.

The gloves are Guaita's bespoke Sells Goalkeeper Gloves signed by the Palace no.1.

Here's how the silent auction will work.

  • It starts at 9am on Thursday December 9th.
  • Bids will only be acceptd via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Bidding closes at 9pm on Sunday December 12th.

FYP will then announce who has won the gloves privately with the winner.

Good luck! 

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Entrants must be over 18.

Bidding opens at 9am on Thursday December 9th, 2021.

Bids will only be accepted if entered via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Bids are final and binding once received by FYP.

Entrants can submit multiple bids.

Bidding closes at 9pm on Sunday December 12th, 2021. Any bids emailed after this time will not be considered.

Reserve price is £200.

FYP reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

FYP cannot guarantee delivery of the prize in time for Christmas 2021.


FYP Launches Exclusive Football Shirt With Fly Virgin Style Sponsor

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Well, this is exciting. We have launched our very own football shirt! And you can buy one right now.

Yes, the FYP football shirt is now available to buy and we think they're pretty cool even if we do say so ourselves.

Made from a lightweight Neoteric™ fabric which wicks sweat away from the skin to ensure you stay cool and dry, these are perfect for playing 5-a-side in or working out in.

They come in either red or blue and have all your favourite FYP in jokes featured, including:

🔴 Well Played Lads sponsor in a Fly Virgin style.
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With a crew neck and relaxed fit this t-shirt will take the heat off you whether you’re working out or taking part in a charity run.

We revealed them at our live podcast this week with the one and only Danny Butterfield. Here's JD looking cool as hell in his👇 

This FYP Podcast Football Shirt is an original design from our clever friends over at Podcast Merch. All garments are available in a wide variety of sizes in two colours with free postage within the UK and fast worldwide shipping.

They cost just £20 and are on sale right now by clicking on this link here.

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FYP Podcast 403 | Live Podcast With Danny Butterfield

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What a night this was!! 

We were back on stage at a sold out Streatham Space Project with another Palace legend and this time it's the storyteller maestro Danny Butterfield.

And what a fantastic guest he was. He was so good we've taken the audio from our live pod and turned it into a podcast episode so you can enjoy his stories too, even if you weren't there.

The Hillsborough Hero takes us through his eight years at the club with some superb stories about that hat-trick against Wolves, 2010 survival and plenty of Neil Warnock anecdotes.

PLUS a couple of extra stories from Danny just for our Patrons over at

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FYP Podcast Extraaa | Palace 2-0 Wolves

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Palace continue their good form with a solid 2-0 win over in-form Wolves.

Rob, Sellsy and Nav are joined by Eagles legend Jim Cannon to review that win at Selhurst.

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