This time last year, Palace were 6th in the Premier League and the Europa League was being touted as a legitimate aim.
This time around they're 17th and have embarked upon Sam Allardyce's return to domestic football after his unbeaten reign as England manager.
Palace's ExpG Breakdown for their First 17 Games in 2015/16 and 2016/17.
Some small sample sized bulges have appeared in the way they've dealt with corners and set pieces and the post kick quality of the shots or headers (in grey) have been less kind in 2016/17 than they were in 2015/16, but overall the cumulative expected goals are broadly similar for both periods.
Randomness partly made Pardew a hero in 2015/16 and unemployed a year later.