20 Dec Football Manager 2019 Crystal Palace: Team guide, building blocks, best young players & who to sell
Football Manager 2019 Crystal Palace – CPFC are one of a few teams faced with the task of avoiding relegation, but the 2018-19 season represents the sixth-straight season in the Premier League, so they know a thing or two about beating the drop.
Wilfried Zaha is the club’s best player but across the board, Palace have a good-enough squad to potentially gatecrash the top-10 in year one, lead by the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Maximilian Meyer, Mamadou Sakho and Luka Milivojevic.
PlugsvilleSport has put together this ultimate FM19 guide for you. We have listed Crystal Palace’s starting finances, two key players to build around, two of the best young players and the players you should consider selling if you need to raise funds.
Starting Finances – Football Manager 2019 Crystal Palace
Transfer Budget = £8.5m
Wage Budget = £30k/week
Building Blocks – Football Manager 2019 Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha (AML/AMR/ST)
Once a player on the books of Manchester United, Zaha returned to South East London in 2015 and has since regained his reputation as being one of the best players not to play for a ‘top-six’ Premier League side.
In FM19, there is simply no reason to sell the Ivorian winger unless you really have to.
Best Attributes – Pace (17), Dribbling (16), Acceleration (16), Agility (16), Flair (16)
Luka Milivojevic (DM/MC)
Crystal Palace’s captain brings a lot of qualities to the table, one of which is his technical ability, making Milivojevic a reliable set-piece taker, while his leadership qualities are not to be overlooked either.
At 27, the all-action Serbian midfielder can become a key cog for a side aiming to eventually bringing European football to Selhurst Park.
Best Attributes – Passing (17), Vision (17), Technique (17), Team Work (17), Free Kick Taking (16)
Best Young Players – Football Manager 2019 Crystal Palace
Maximilian Meyer (AMC)
Meyer arrived at the club as a free transfer but with weekly wages in excess of £100k/week, a figure which indicates Palace are paying for what he could become, rather than what he’s already accomplished, following after an up-and-down spell at Schalke previously.
The once-highly rated German prospect is still just 22 and is by no means a failed prospect, which makes him a tantalising player to build around for the Eagles. Alongside Zaha, Meyer can become a key component of your attack for many years to come.
Best Attributes – First Touch (18), Technique (18), Agility (17), Composure (15), Vision (15)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DR/WBR)
Wan-Bissaka has already made the right back job at Palace his own, also doubling up as a Fantasy Football gem in the early parts of the 2018-19 season, a nod towards his exciting potential.
The 20-year-old full-back is highly-rated by the club and looks set to enter the England set-up soon enough, all of which points towards the youngster being a key part of any success you’re able to have with Crystal Palace in Football Manager 2019.
Best Attributes – Determination (15), Acceleration (14), Natural Fitness (14), Anticipation (14), Aggression (14)
Players To Consider Selling – FM19 Crystal Palace
Christian Benteke (ST)
Transfer Value – £18.5m
Wage – £120k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2020
Age – 27
Pape Souare (DL/WBL)
Transfer Value – £9.75m
Wage – £20k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2019
Age – 28