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Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town battled past 21 other teams last season to win promotion to the Premier League but the hard work is only half complete.
Now, all three clubs face the daunting task of staying in England’s top flight. You must transition from a position of strength, winning most weeks and dominating the opposition, to seeing less of the ball and watching results go against you.
New signings will come in but they will need time to settle and it’s not always the horse that starts the strongest that wins the race, but the one that shows consistency and the legs to go the distance.
Not all newly-promoted teams struggle and we have picked out some clubs who have gone on to exceed expectations in their first year back in the big time.
The new teams are often tipped the most likely to make the drop back down, but nothing is predictable in the Premier League.