How will Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa fare in the Premier League?

In the 2018/19 season, Wolverhampton Wanderers finished seventh in the Premier League after being promoted from the Championship.

This set a very high benchmark for new teams being promoted from the Championship and that some teams can be promoted and not be placed into a relegation fight the following season.

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Norwich City won the Championship last season finishing on 94 points, after barely spending anything in the previous summer transfer window they had a surprisingly successful season.

They may not have the financial backing that other Premier League teams have, but they’ve got a solid squad and if they can invest into the squad in the upcoming transfer window then they have a good chance at survival.

Norwich have already started the transfer window strong by all but acquiring the services of Manchester City attacker Patrick Roberts on a season long loan.

The fans will be hoping the club can add many more to the roster over the upcoming transfer window if they are to survive the drop.

But Norwich have many highly thought of youngsters who will be watched by big clubs over the coming weeks.

Sheffield United finished second in the 2018/19 Championship season on 89 points as they secured automatic promotion to the Premier League.

This was a hugely successful season for them as two seasons beforehand, Sheffield United won the 2016/17 League One after finishing on 100 points.

Sheffield United also barely spent an money in the summer transfer window prior to their promotion so it was a surprise that they were promoted.

If they don’t spend money in the upcoming transfer window however, they’ll struggle to adapt to Premier League life.

The club have already been looking at striker options in Swansea City’s Oliver McBurnie and Brentford’s Neil Maupay.

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Aston Villa finished fifth and had to achieve promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs after beating Derby County 2-1 in the playoff final in Wembley.

Aston Villa took advantage of the loan market by getting players such as Tammy Abraham, Tyrone Mings, Axel Tuanzebe and Anwar El Ghazi.

These players came alongside signings such as Lovre Kalinic from Gent for £5.4 million, midfielder John McGinn for £2.8 million from Hibernian FC and Guilbert from Caen for £4.5 million.

Manager Dean Smith will hope captain Jack Grealish will be able to guide Aston Villa to Premier League safety in the 2019/20 season, if Grealish doesn’t decide to leave the club and join Tottenham Hotspur.

They’ll hope to be able to sign some of their loan players permanently in the transfer window, but it may be hard to strike a deal for Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham.

All three of these promoted teams will struggle to do what Wolverhampton Wanderers did unless they spend over £100 million this summer which seems unlikely.

Spending money doesn’t necessarily mean success (look at Fulham’s 2018/19 season) but it certainly does help.

In my opinion, Norwich City and Sheffield United will be relegated next season whilst Aston Villa will survive the drop.

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