It has been a drama filled year for Premier League side Crystal Palace. They fought relegation threats about a year back with the help of Sam Allardyce. They were marked for relegation but a late fine run which included victories against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool ensured they retained their top flight status.

Surprisingly Allardyce opted to resign from his post. He gave an unusual excuse of wanting more family time. He said his decision truly shocked the management of the club as they probably looked at him to ensure stability at the very least before exiting. The former England national team boss insisted that it was the right time to leave, even though he eventually went on to coach Everton following the sack of Ronald Koeman in October.