Since Alan Pardew's arrival on the 2nd January 2015, Crystal Palace have gone from relegation candidates to European contenders and their impressive brand of football so far this season has been a joy to watch. The Eagles have taken 40 points from a possible 66 since Pardew told over at the club, a total that is just five fewer than Manchester City who are favourites to win the Premier League and who spent eight times more money than them during the summer transfer window. Palace are now expected to challenge for a spot in the Europa League next season and with new signings, Yohan Cabaye, Bakary Sako and Connor Wickham already looking comfortable, Pardew's side are certainly one to watch this season. Palace are going to be an exciting prospect on FIFA 16 and I would expect their players' ratings to have significantly improved as the new game draws close. This year they're very much in the Tottenham, Southampton and Everton bracket and will be a popular choice when attempting to pull off a shock victory against the Premier League's top four. This article will look at each player poised to be in Crystal Palace's side this season and attempt to predict the rating that they will be given by EA Sports football brains. The algorithm being used takes the performances from last season combined with their FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) card from last term. Heres a list of 26 Crystal Palace players, ordered from lowest potential rating to highest
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