Meet The 3 Newly Promoted English Premier League Clubs for the 2019/20 Season
The 2018/19 Premier League season finished with Manchester City emerging as champions and three teams (Huddersfield Town, Fulham and Cardiff City) got relegated while three teams gained promotion to the elite division.
In this article, we look at the three teams that got promoted.
The 3 Newly Promoted English Premier League Clubs 2019/20 Season
1. Norwich City
Norwich got automatically promoted to the Premier League after finishing the season as champions of the EFL Championship. The Norfolk side, nicknamed the Canaries play their home matches at Carrow road
Norwich returned to the Premier League after a three-year absence – they got relegated in 2016.
The Canaries have competed in the Premier League eight times and were one of the sides that participated in the inaugural 1992/93 Premier league season in which they achieved the highest ever position in their history — finishing third, behind Manchester United and Aston Villa.
After getting relegated in 2016, Norway appointed German manager, Daniel Farke in 2017 (Farke is the first foreign manager in the club’s history).
Farke guided them to Premier League promotion in 2018/19, finishing as EFL Championship champions ahead of Sheffield United.
Norwich City’s best players are:
• Teemu Pukki (who joined on a free transfer in the summer of 2018 and finished as Championship top scorer, winning the club’s best player, the EFL Championship best player and was included in the EFL Championship team of the season).
• Max Aaron (the 19-years-old won the EFL Championship young player of the season and was in the team of the season) and Jamal Lewis (who was also in the EFL Championship team of the season).
Norwich City fans’ song “On the Ball, City” is the oldest football chant in the world, it was written in 1890.
2. Sheffield United
Sheffield United gained automatic promotion to the Premier League after finishing as Championship runners-up behind Norwich City. The South Yorkshire club, nicknamed the Blades play their home games at Bramall lane. Sheffield return to the Premier League after a twelve-year absence — they got relegated in 2007.
After getting relegated in 2007, Sheffield failed to return to the top flight for several years, and their situation got worse in 2011 they when got relegated from the championship to League One — where they spent the subsequent six(6) seasons.
In 2016, Sheffield appointed life-long fan and former player Chris Wilder. Wilder turn the club’s fortunes around, and they secured promotion to the Premier League from League One in just three seasons. The first secured promotion to the championship by winning the League One with 100 points in 2016/17, and then to the Premier League in 2018/19.
Sheffield are financially backed from the Saudi royal family by Prince Abdallah bn Musa’ad bn Abdul Azeez As-Saud (the club’s chairman) who holds a 50% share in the club, with the remaining 50% being held by Kevin McCabe.
Sheffield United’s best players are: Oliver Norwood (who was included in EFL Championship team of the season), John Egan (the club’s record signing) and Billy Sharp (their topscorer who was also in the EFL Championship team of the season).
3. Aston Villa
Aston Villa secured promotion to the Premier League by defeating Derby County in the Playoff final at Wembley. Anwar El-Ghazy and John McGinn scored the decisive against Frank Lampard’s side to secure the £170million Playoff final prize.
The Birmingham outfit, popularly known as the Villans play at Villa Park were they have been since 1897. Villa returned to the Premier League after a three-year absence — they got relegated 2016 after a 24-year stay in the Premier League.
Aston Villa was part of the sides that competed in the inaugural 1992/93 Premier league season which they finished as runners-up behind Manchester United.
Villa started the 2018/19 season far from the promotion places and subsequently sacked manager, Steve Bruce in October 2018 after finding themselves languishing in 15th position. Dean Smith replaced Bruce with John Terry as assistant manager.
Under Smith, the club won 17 of their 34 matches (which included a club record 10-match unbeaten run) and finished the season in 5th position which guaranteed them a place in the Playoffs.
Also worthy of note is the fact that Aston Villa won the UEFA Champions League (then known as European Cup) in 1982, and won the UEFA Cup the following season.
Aston Villa’s best players are: Tammy Abraham (on loan from Chelsea, he scored 26 goals in 40 appearances and finished as 2nd top scorer in the championship), Jack Grealish (captain and academy graduate) and John McGinn (who scored the 2nd goal in the 2-1 victory over Derby County in the Playoff final).
These are the 2019/2020 newly promoted Premier League teams, which of them will perform the best next season?