Crystal Palace ended the season just outside of the top half as a late run of form was not enough to secure a place inside the top 10.
The Eagles were involved in a high-scoring game against Bournemouth on the final day of the season.
A double from Michy Batshuayi helped Palace to a 5-3 win as they ended the campaign on a high, and they can now focus on improving for the following season.
The Eagles ended up in 12th place, three points off West Ham in 10th, but there are positives that Hodgson can take away from the 2018/19 season.
Last season, Palace finished 11th with 44 points, meaning the club have dropped a place from last year but gained an extra five points this season.
With a big summer approaching, Palace will surely be looking at ways to force themselves into the top half next season and even battle for a top-seven place.
Here, we take a look at 10 questions that Crystal Palace will need to address ahead of the summer and going into next season as the Premier League kicks off again in August.
Will Wilfried Zaha stay at the club?
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of the winger as his Palace career could be ending.
Numerous clubs around Europe are looking at Zaha, but it would be a massive loss to the club if he were to leave.
However, there is still the chance that these are all just rumours, and that Zaha will be at the club next season.
To keep him with the Eagles would be a massive step moving forward.
Will Palace go after Batshuayi?
The Belgium forward has just finished his loan at the club, but the club could be keen on bringing the striker back.
Batshuayi never really found his feet at Chelsea, but in his time at Palace, he really began to impress.
If Palace can lure him back, then it will improve the side a lot, especially with his link-up to Christian Benteke.
Will Roy Hodgson stay in the hot seat?
It was another season outside of the top half for Palace, so there are worries that Hodgson isn’t the right man to take the club forward.
Palace began to show their quality in the second half of the season as wins against Arsenal, Leicester and Bournemouth were just picks of the lot.
Palace also enjoyed their brilliant win against Manchester City back in December, which led to Liverpool leading the league table at Christmas.
A 12th-place finish for the Eagles this season, not too far off the top half, means another season of Premier League football.
Hodgson is an experienced manager and knows the Premier League inside out, so I can’t see him leaving the club any time soon…
Will Wan-Bissaka continue to grow next season?
The youngster has been the breakthrough star of the season and is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
The defender has got better in every game he has played in; his anticipation and intelligence are big parts of his game.
Like any youngster, he has made mistakes but has been impressive all season long.
There will be big clubs after the right-back this summer and Palace will have to try their best to keep him as he will be important for the side next season.
Where do they need to improve?
Like every team in the league, improvements need to be made to keep up with the rest of the clubs in the division.
For the Eagles, identifying a striker will be top of their list as for them to get back into the top half of the table, they need a player to be reaching double figures for goals.
If Zaha is to leave Selhurst Park this transfer window, then the club may decide to enter the market for a winger.
A defender will also be on the wish list for the club as they will look to strengthen their side.
Could they battle the top six next season?
A big question and one that can only be answered at the end of the window.
With teams like Wolves, West Ham, Leicester, Everton and Watford all looking to improve their squads next season, the battle for being amongst the top six teams will be harder.
Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United will also look to strengthen as well, so the gulf in class may too big for Palace to compete with.
A good cup run?
Every team love a good cup run and Palace should look at going on one next season.
The Eagles went all the way to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup this season after being knocked out by finalists Watford 2-1.
Next season, Palace will be looking to go further than that and attempt to reach the final as they did in 2016.
Youngsters to get a breakthrough?
After the season Aaron Wan-Bissaka had at Selhurst Park, Hodgson should look at using more of his youngsters in the next campaign.
Football clubs are starting to prepare for the future; with the youth players looking bright, the Eagles have some good prospects who are eager to break through into the team.
Will Crystal Palace spend big money this summer?
It is no secret that clubs in the top six have a lot more to spend in transfer windows than the other sides, but there is a lot of quality out there within Palace’s budget.
If they want a comfortable top-half finish or a battle to compete against the top six, then Hodgson and the club will have to spend more than in previous seasons.
By bringing some quality players in, it gives the Eagles a better chance of competing, and the improvements will be the key to success.
Christian Benteke to regain form?
Benteke was once a threat to be reckoned with and was a goalscoring machine, but his form has dropped off in recent seasons.
Before his goal against Arsenal towards the end of the season, the striker went over a year without finding the back of the net.
If the attacker can find his attacking abilities once again next season, he could be one of the main players for Palace and could really cause panic to the defenders.
If the club don’t back his ability, though, a new striker will become even more of a pressing need this summer…
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