Premier League A-Z: Crystal Palace

Premier League A-Z: Crystal Palace

We look at our 2020/21 opponents.

Leeds United are returning to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season after being crowned Sky Bet Championship champions.

There is much anticipation, with the Whites heading back into the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.

Ahead of the campaign, which is due to begin on 12th September,  we take a closer look at our Premier League opponents in our A-Z.




Name: Crystal Palace


Nickname: The Eagles


Founded: 1905


Manager/head coach: Roy Hodgson


Major Honours:



Ground: Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park


Stadium capacity: 25,486


Distance from Elland Road: 207 miles


2019/20 league position: 14th (Premier League)


2019/20 top league goal scorer: Jordan Ayew (9)


2020/21 Premier League title odds: 1000/1


2020/21 Premier League relegation odds: 9/4


Previous encounters: 62


Leeds United wins: 29


Draws: 16


Crystal Palace wins: 17


Last time at home:

Saturday 9th March 2013


Crystal Palace 2 (Murray 27, 84)

Leeds United 2 (Morison 56, 69)

Ross McCormack


Last time away:

Saturday 24th November 2012


Leeds United 2 (Becchio 52, Green 76)

Crystal Palace 1 (Ramage 86)

Luciano Becchio


Did you know? 

- Crystal Palace formerly played their home games within the grounds of The Crystal Palace, which also hosted FA Cup finals until 1914

- The first Crystal Palace home shirts were claret and blue, E.F. Goodman was the club’s first secretary-manager and, as a former Aston Villa employee, kitted his new side out with Aston Villa shirts

- In Premier League history, Crystal Palace are the only team to have been relegated after finishing fourth from bottom. This occurred at the end of the 1994/95 season, when the number of teams competing in the division was cut from 22 to 20


From the photo archive:

Gary SpeedSaturday 18th January 1992- Gary Speed in possession with Gareth Southgate looking to win the ball back.