Bounced back at the first attempt with Rafa Benitez still in charge, despite concerns over a lack of serious money spent so far this summer. The huge fanbase will back the team but it may not be an easy return.
Brighton & hove Albion
After years in the lower divisions, often without a ground, the Seagulls have benefitted from huge investment from fan Tony Bloom, who has spent almost £300m, covering losses and building an impressive new stadium. Manager Chris Hughton has Premier League experience but his squad lacks quality.
Promoted via the play-offs after David Wagner galvanised a squad with one of the lowest budgets in the Championship. The German, a close friend of Jurgen Klopp, has a long list of new names to work with, including Steve Mounie.