After a mesmerizing finale, the 2021/22 English Premier League season came to an end, with Manchester City finishing as champions after they won the title on the final day of the season. As usual, three teams suffered relegation to the Championship, namely Norwich City, Burnley, and Watford. Meanwhile, the newly promoted teams for the 2022/23 Premier League season are Fulham, Bournemouth, and Nottingham Forest.
The 2022/23 English Premier League season will be the 31st edition since it was rebranded to the Premier League in 1991/92 and the 124th season in the top flight’s overall history. As we gear up for the upcoming EPL season, here are the profiles of the newly promoted teams for the 2022/23 Premier League season.
The Cottagers are back in the English top-flight after a one-year absence following their triumphant campaign in the English Championship for the 2021/2022 season.
Fulham emerged winners of the English second tier after amassing 90 points over 46 games played throughout the season. This marks the third time that the Lily Whites will be returning to the EPL in 4 years.
Fulham will be hoping to break out of this yo-yo scenario and stay in the Premier League for this upcoming season and beyond.
Fulham has featured in English football’s top division 27 times, and their highest finish in the top-flight was a 7th-place finish in 2008/09, which secured qualification to the UEFA Europa League — where they famously reached the final but lost to Atletico Madrid.
The London side will be hoping their recent experience in the EPL will give them the necessary edge to beat the drop as the start of the new season approaches.
The Cottagers will look to boost their ranks this summer and will be relying on their Pakistani-American owner Shadid Khan to bankroll them.
The Cherries are making a welcome return to the EPL after a 2-year absence. The 123-year-old club achieved this feat by finishing second in the English Championship league for the 2021/2022 campaign. On May 3, 2022 they defeated Nottingham Forest 1–0, to seal their place.
They were able to gain promotion for the second time after finishing on 88 points from 46 games. Bournemouth already have prior experience playing in the EPL for about 5 seasons between 2015-2020.
The Scott Parker-led side will be hoping to stay much longer in the English top tier this time as they get set for the fast-approaching 2022/2023 campaign.
They will most likely add to their squad in the summer but will also have to rely on the bulk of the squad that got them promoted to the Premier League.
AFC Bournemouth will also be hoping to make the Vitality Stadium, one of the smallest grounds that will be used in the EPL, an absolute fortress next season. The Cherries is one of the European football clubs that is owned by Russian Oligarchs.
Nottingham Forest made a triumphant return to the EPL after a 23-year absence. The one-time European Cup winners achieved this feat through a hard-fought playoff round of matches to determine the third team to play in the Premier League.
Nottingham had initially finished 4th in the English Championship, which automatically qualified them for the playoffs, where they emerged victorious after wins over Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town.
The club is owned by Evangelos Marinakis, and their coach is the enigmatic Steve Cooper. They have won the English first division title once in the 1977/78 season.
The Reds will be hoping they can stay in the EPL despite their many years of absence and begin to re-establish themselves as one of the top-flight clubs in England. Nottingham Forest are one of the football clubs that were impressive in the 2021/22 season.