Premier League Squad Numbers 2017/18

The club have released the squad numbers for what will be a record fifth consecutive season in the Premier League as players, staff and fans alike prepare for the big kick off on the 12th August.

Here is the list in full while we highlight the vacant numbers up to twenty;

1. Julian Speroni

2. Joel Ward

3. Patrick van Aanholt

4. Luka Milivojevic

5. James Tomkins

6. Scott Dann

7. Yohan Cabaye

8. Ruben Loftus-Cheek


10. Andros Townsend

11. Wilfried Zaha


13. Wayne Hennessey

14. Chung-yong Lee

15. Jeffrey Schlupp


17. Christian Benteke

18. James McArthur


20. Jonny Williams

21. Connor Wickham

22. Jordon Mutch

23. Pape Souare

25. Sullay Kaikai

26. Bakary Sako

27. Damien Delaney

34. Martin Kelly

42. Jason Puncheon

44. Jairo Riedewald



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Jay Crame

Jay Crame

Jay is the founder of TEB and site editor. An avid Palace fan since the late eighties with a passion for music and too many other sports. Presenter and producer of The Meridian Sports Show on 107 Meridian FM.


  1. August 4, 2017 at 10:02 am — Reply

    It is worth noting that being issued a squad number does not necessarily indicate that the player will be included in the final 25 man squad for the Premier League. All players who play for the club are issued a squad numbers, even youth/development players.

    So, for example, Jordan Mutch has been issued #22 but might not be in the squad even if he is still at the club.

    This works in reverse too. Some of you may be wondering why the youth players who have featured recently are not listed? I think it is a little strange the club decided against including them in this above list because they have numbers.

    For those of you who don’t know what the Premier League rules are regarding registration of players for the 25 man squad based on age they are as follows.

    A player who is 21 years old or under on 1st January 2017 does not need to be included in the 25 man squad to be submitted at the end of January 2017 or August 2017. However, if a player turns 21 during 2017 and is thus over 21 on 1st January 2018 the club will then be required to given the player a place in the squad to be submitted at the end of January 2018.

    This could be a problem if we have 25 senior players come January because a couple of our youth players will/have turn(ed) 22 this year. For example Keshi Anderson and Sully Kaikai.

    One thing to note. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jairo Riedewald are included in the above list even though they are 21 and 20 years respectively. They will not be taking up places in the 25 man squad (unless the rules chance for this season).

    One senior player excluded from the above list is Freddie Ladapo who at 24 years of age is nowhere near being classed as a youth player.

    But like I said, squad numbers are no indication that a player will get a place in the squad or get game time.

    • August 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm — Reply

      Very well said Graham. Will be interesting to see how the final 25 man squad looks when it is announced.

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