It is always a difficult task for any newly promoted club to stay in the Premier League, but this year's new boys have an excellent chance of doing just that.
Queen's Park Rangers, Norwich and Swansea have all started the campaign better than anyone predicted and all lie in mid table.
Despite not possessing the greatest of squads in their premier league weight class, in either quality or depth, all three sides boast managers of the highest quality.
With a good run of results early in the new year, all three sides could potentially secure their survival and extend their Premier League status for another year.
Here's a run down of their seasons so far, and why they find themselves in such a solid position.