Never have all three relegated teams bounced straight back and only six times in 28 seasons have two teams done it at the first attempt.
Then there are the 27 sides who are yet to return.
Sheffield United who have spent 12 years out of the top flight following both of their previous relegations, will be hoping things are different this time round and they join the 23 other clubs who have been promoted at the earliest opportunity.
And, recent history – as well as parachute payments – should give Blades fans hope.
In the last five seasons, at least one team relegated from the top flight the previous year has made the Championship play-offs.
In that time, four teams have been immediately promoted back to the Premier League.
Here’s a look at how clubs relegated in the last five seasons have performed the following year.
1. Straight back up?
Sheffield United are hoping to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Photo: George Wood
2. 20/21: Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford
Both Norwich City and Watford returned to the top flight at the first time of asking last season in first and second position respectively, while Bournemouth made the play-offs after finishing sixth but were beaten by eventual winners Brentford.
Photo: Stephen Pond
3. 19/20: Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield
Fulham performed the best out of the three teams relegated in the 2018-19 season, they won promotion via the play-offs after finishing fourth - one place ahead of Cardiff. Huddersfield, meanwhile, were 18th.
Photo: Shaun Botterill
4. 18/19: Stoke City, Swansea and West Brom
West Brom finished fourth back in the Championship but missed out on promotion via the play-offs, while Swansea finished 10th and Stoke in 16th.
Photo: David Rogers