Crystal Palace brought in four players over the summer, and some four months after the window closed, their performances at Selhurst Park can be appropriately judged.
Here are all of Palace’s summer signings ranked so far.
1. Max Meyer
The free transfer from Schalke has been instrumental in the Crystal Palace midfield, granting the Eagles attacking nous and quality vision.
Despite failing to break into the starting lineup in his early weeks in south London, Meyer is now a mainstay and is influential in Hodgson’s plans.
2. Cheikhou Kouyate
The multi-million pound signing from West Ham has performed decently thus far, adding depth in defensive midfield along with his purposeful style of play.
Kouyate has recently become a week-in, week-out starter, revealing his the potential to be an important figure in the Palace midfield.
3. Vicente Guaita
The Spanish goalkeeper will have been disappointed when Wayne Hennessey started the season as number one at Selhurst Park, and Guaita had to wait until December to make his Premier League debut when Hennessey was out injured.
Yet in the matches where Guaita has filled in, Palace have performed excellently and the goalkeeper has made important saves, revealing the logic in snapping him up for free this summer.
4. Jordan Ayew
Ayew’s season-long loan has been nothing short of a failure so far, with the Ghanian striker struggling to find his form at Palace.
Still goalless four months into the season, Ayew appears bereft of confidence and is far from a regular presence on the pitch under Hodgson.