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Which clubs will be promoted to the Premier League this season?

The race for promotion to the Premier League has been wild this season as Leicester City and Ipswich Town confirmed their promotion and won the title, with the play-offs not decided until very late in the 46-match Championship fixture.

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The championship is always strange, but there weren’t many significant surprises on Saturday morning. Leicester becomes champion and Ipswich Town comes second, three points ahead of Leeds. Southampton sit comfortably fourth, with household names fifth and sixth to start the play-offs.

Here we go through the candidates who can be promoted this year.


Promotion forecast for the Premier League, 2023-2024: the final standings

*only the top two teams automatically advance to the Premier League

Leicester City (1st place, 97 points, +48 goal difference) — PROMOTED, CHAMPIONS

Last season in the Premier League: 2022-2023

Enzo Maresca’s side have led the way for most of the season and even after a major falter they sealed promotion to the Premier League and won the title at the first time of asking. They have a possession-based style under Maresca and three double-figure goalscorers in league games: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Stephy Mavididi and a man called Jamie Vardy. Remember him? The Foxes have that too some questions about profit and sustainability rules also answer. But for now they can celebrate being promoted back to the Premier League.

Ipswich Town (2nd place, 96 points, +35 goal difference) – PROMOTED

Last season in the Premier League: 2001-2002

The Tractor Boys have had a great season under Kieran McKenna and that’s true earned promotion after beating Huddersfield Town on the final day. They found themselves at a bad time as the nerves of returning to the Premier League seemed to have an impact on them, but recovered masterfully from that and a similar period a few months ago. Ipswich have been promoted again a year after arriving from League One. Who would have predicted that? No one. What a story.


Leeds United (3rd place, 90 points, +38 goal difference) — PLAYOFF SEED NO. 1

Last season in the Premier League: 2022-2023

Leeds slipped down the stretch but are packed with talent heading into the play-offs. Crysencio Summerville and Georginio Rutter are Premier League talents thriving in the second tier and while Leeds have so many attacking talents, Daniel Farke’s men ran out of steam at the wrong time. Can they recover?

Southampton (4th place, 87 points, +24 goal difference) — PLAYOFF SEED NO. 2

Last season in the Premier League: 2022-2023

After an incredible 25-match unbeaten run came to an end, Saints collapsed, recovered and then collapsed again as their automatic hopes were dashed and they have officially clinched fourth spot, meaning they will play against whoever finishes fifth in the rankings in the semi-finals of the play-offs. . Striker Adam Armstrong leads the way with finishes, while the likes of Che Adams and loanee David Brooks also score big goals. Jan Bednarek and Flynn Downes were key to the season as Russell Martin’s Saints averaged the division’s best possession by some margin with their free-flowing, possession-based style that usually ends in chaotic, high-scoring games. At this point they are all over the place defensively and major injuries have occurred late in the season with Gavin Bazunu and Stuart Armstrong out of the play-offs.

West Bromwich Albion (5th place, 75 points, +23 goal difference) — PLAYOFF SEED NO. 3

Last season in the Premier League: 2020-21

The Baggies, one of the Championship’s best defensive units, have Marcelo Bielsa’s former assistant Carlos Corberan as manager and he did wonders when he took Huddersfield to the play-offs a few seasons ago. West Brom are a strong side but they have run out of steam in recent weeks with just one win from their last seven and had three defeats in a row on their way to victory last weekend.

Norwich City (6th place, 73 points, +15 goal difference) – — PLAYOFF SEED NO. 4

Last season in the Premier League: 2021-2022

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn has been very good, and both USMNT star Josh Sargent and Jonathan Rowe have scored for free this season when healthy and/or on form. Borja Sainz has scored a number of stunners of late, while Sargent has been in red-hot form in recent weeks as the Canaries push for a return to the top flight. Head coach, former USMNT player David Wagner, knows all about taking a team out of the championship and they are on the rise. Maybe Norwich is the team you don’t want to play against?