By 90Min
August 10, 2017

Crystal Palace manager, Frank De Boer, believes his side are in a good position as they enter the opening weekend of the Premier League season. 

Palace face Huddersfield Town on Saturday 12th August at Selhurst Park, and De Boer has spoken to the Croydon Advertiser to give his thoughts on the opening fixture. 

De Boer said: "I think we are ready and we showed against Schalke physically we are OK, and of course it's a new system and everybody has to adapt. All the players are important and they need to play these extra minutes, as they could be key for the rest of the season. 

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"So I think we'll be ready for Saturday. Huddersfield have done well and deserve to be in the Premier League with the philosophy that they play. I am looking forward to my first game against them."

The Eagles have no major injury worries, Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur are the only doubts. With the potential problems in the centre of the pitch, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to make his debut. Other players who could make their debuts are ex Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald and incoming loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah. 

De Boer will hope they do not emulate last season's start, winning only three of the first 13 games, leaving Sam Allardyce to come in and save them from relegation. 

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