Sunderland are currently 19th in the table with just three points from a possible 24 and without a win in the league all season, and with the latest international break upon us they are already five points away from safety and with a goal-difference of minus-10.
It will certainly be classed as a great escape if Allardyce pulls this one off, and it seems some Sunderland fans believe Steven Fletcher is going to be the key under their new manager.
The Scotland international is in fine form for his country, scoring four goals in his last two matches including one against Poland and a hat-trick against Gibraltar.
He has been slightly less effective for Sunderland thus far, scoring just two goals in seven appearances this season, but if Allardyce can get him firing regularly who knows what the season could bring.
Below is a selection of tweets from Sunderland fans commenting on the potential for Fletcher under Allardyce:
Fletcher regularly hitting the back of the net the last few weeks certainly makes Allardyce's job slightly easier. Confidence player?— ɢ. (@GHSAFC91) October 12, 2015
Steven Fletcher has scored 4 goals in a week, knew Allardyce would work wonders— Aidan Clucas (@aidanclucas) October 11, 2015
Will Big Sam get the best out of Fletcher? I think he will, suits Allardyce style of football. #safc— Stephen Blacklock (@TheStevieB1) October 9, 2015
All I ask is that we stick with allardyce, it won't be pretty, fletcher will be key but we must support that— Matt VO (@MATTVO15) October 9, 2015
Sam Allardyce setting Steven Fletcher up as the main man alongside Kevin Nolan for a great escape is the pinnacle of English football— 阿爾菲 (@ShinjiGagawa) October 9, 2015
We're gonna end with Allardyce like, playing the long ball to Fletcher to knock it down to Kevin Nolan a can see it now gonna be suicidal— Ryan Hatch (@ryanhatch11) October 7, 2015