Title: 1,000-1 Relegation: 7-1 Sack Race: 16-1
J Greening (West Bromwich Albion, undisclosed), P Senderos (Arsenal, free)
total spent: £0m
C Smalling (Manchester United, £10m), C Buchtmann (Cologne, undisclosed), W Brown (Bristol Rovers, free), E Nevland (Viking, free), E Omosuzi (Leyton Orient, free), S Payne (Gillingham, free)
total made: £10m
Player to watch
Bobby Zamora. A full international now, can he take confidence from his Wembley appearance and finally fulfil his promise?
New signing Philippe Senderos is already out for some months – which makes it imperative to keep Brede Hangeland.
Mark Hughes. Something to prove, especially to Manchester City, and capable of doing it in a saner environment. Will benefit from lower expectations and profile.
Story of the summer
Woy’s Boys are no more. Following Hodgson’s departure, the silver-haired Hughes is in, much to chairman Mohamed al-Fayed’s delight.
Last season 12th
Suffered from impressive run to Europa League final.
This season 9th
Without European distraction, can regain League ground.