Following their relegations from the Premier League last season, Burnley, Norwich and Watford will be keen to bounce straight back up to the top-flight in order to retain their prize assets and avoid any unnecessary squad reshaping.
Burnley come into this campaign with a fresh look about them following the arrival of Vincent Kompany at Turf Moor and have managed to retain may important players, such as Jack Cork, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez, whilst bringing in some astute signings.
The last time the Clarets were relegated to the Championship back in 2015, they managed to earn promotion as champions the following campaign (2015/16).
Meanwhile, Norwich are seemingly too good for the Championship, but not quite at Premier League standard, having won the Championship with ease in 2018/19 and 2020/21, but put up disappointing points tallies in the top-flight. Canaries manager Dean Smith was the man who took Aston Villa back to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2018/19.
Watford’s Premier League stay ended after just one season this time in what was a disappointing season at Vicarage Road. The Hornets will be desperate to repeat their 2020/21 season again when they were promoted back to the top-flight at the first time of asking. Crucially, Rob Edwards’ men have managed to retain the likes of Ismaila Sarr, Emmanuel Dennis and Joao Pedro.