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Will all three of the newly promoted Premier League clubs stay up?

Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle seem safe in midtable but only two lots of promoted sides have stayed up together in 25 seasons of the Premier League

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network

It’s that time of the season when the table should be taking shape. Each club has played 10 games and three of them have already sacked their managers. Two of those clubs are in the relegation zone – Crystal Palace and Everton – but none of the newly promoted sides are even close to the bottom three. Newcastle, Huddersfield and Brighton, are all ensconced in midtable, having pulled off some impressive results. Newcastle have conceded fewer goals than Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool; Huddersfield beat Manchester United for the first time in 65 years; and Brighton have only lost one of their last five league games.

That all three promoted sides have adapted well is nothing new. You have to go all the way back to the 1997-98 season to find the last (and only) time all three promoted clubs went straight back down in the Premier League. Although, in 25 years of the Premier League there have only been two seasons in which all three promoted clubs have stayed up – when Fulham, Bolton and Blackburn survived in 2001-02 and, a decade later, when QPR, Norwich and Swansea stayed up in 2011-12.

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