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How will the newly promoted teams get on in the Premier League next season?

May 30, 2019

How will the newly promoted teams get on in the Premier League next season?

 

​With the curtain finally drawn on the 2018/19 championship campaign we now know which three clubs will be taking their place in England's topflight next season.

Villa, Sheffield United and Norwich all achieved their ambition to return to the big time but as history tells us, and the stats prove, the gap between the two leagues is huge and it takes wise recruitment, a fantastic team spirit and a little bit of luck to reach that magic 40 point mark that usually means Premier League status is secured for another term.

Over recent years we've seen newly promoted teams perform really well in the big league; even Huddersfield managed to stay up for a season and teams like Bournemouth and Burnley have firmly secured their status as Premier League clubs.

With the fixtures released in a matter of days, we take a look at how the newly promoted Championship teams may get on next season.

Sheffield United

Chris Wilder's blades pulled off a phenomenal feat to even get to the Premier League having been playing League 1 football only a couple of seasons ago. The team spirit they showed to claim automatic promotion was exceptional but the gap between England’s second tier and the top league is huge and it will be a major struggle for Sheffield United next term.

That’s not to write off the Bramall lane side completely, it will just take some very shrewd investment because on paper, the current squad look set to struggle against the elite.

They must also hold on to Chris Wilder, who many clubs will be looking at following his achievements with the Blades, and their home form will be essential if they are to stay up next season.

Norwich

Daniel Farke's Norwich were the team of the season in the second-tier last term, storming to the title and playing a brand of exciting football that hasn’t been seen at Carrow Road for years.

Looking at their squad, there are a few players who you would think could make the step up and compete well in the Premier League but like Sheffield United, wise recruitment and keeping on to their star players that got them promoted in the first place will be key.

If Norwich avoid sacrificing their principles like Fulham did, they have a chance and they will cause teams problems, particularly with their pace on the break.

Priced at 10/11 to stay up next term, it may not be a bad idea to lay down a no deposit bet at that price because essentially you'll have nothing to lose.

Aston Villa

Former European Champions and Premier League ever-presents (aside from their 3-year Championship exile), Aston Villa are back in the big time following a dramatic play-off final win against Derby and it's probably fair to say they are far too big to be plying their trade in England's second division.

It won't be easy for Villa to stay up, however, but with a core of Grealish, McGinn and Tyrone Mings, who has been a revelation at Villa Park since his arrival from Bournemouth, they do have a squad to build on.

Like the other promoted teams, shrewd recruitment is essential but Dean Smith has created a fantastic spirit at the club and his footballing ethos and the way Villa play could make the midlands club the surprise package of next season.

The future of a few loanees is still up in the air, including Tammy Abraham, but Villa are run by some of the richest owners in the football pyramid so you would think that they would have the funds to bring in the players Dean Smith wants.

Playing at Villa Park is never easy, and yes there will be bumps along the way, but out of the three teams who have gone up, Villa are the biggest and although that doesn't guarantee anything, given the fanbase and current feel-good factor around the club you feel the villains have the best chance of retaining their Premier League status in the 2019/20 campaign.