Where Sheffield United, Fulham and West Brom may finish in the Championship based on history books after relegation

It’s no secret clubs relegated from the Premier League often have trouble reclaiming their top-flight status.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 10:00 pm

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.

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