Wolves finished eight points above the relegation zone last year, but Mick McCarthy knows they'll need to improve to avoid finishing in the bottom three this season.
This summer has not been to different from any other for Wigan with fans more worried about who is going to leave the club rather than get excited about new arrivals.
West Ham only just survived relegation last season after a toothless campaign, but the new owners are promising a change of fortune under new manager Avram Grant.
With four promotions and as many relegations in the last ten years, West Brom will be as desperate as any team to hang on to their top flight status this season.
Alex Ferguson's men beat Chelsea in the traditional season curtain-raiser while there are big wins for Fulham and Arsenal, Mauro Bosselli bags a brace for Wigan and Robbie Keane does the same for Spurs.
Tottenham brought the days of the Big Four to an end last season and gate-crashed the Champions League party, but the strain of playing European football could impact their fortunes this term.
Blackburn in sensational Spanish striker swoop, Remy in Tottenham plea, City swap Ireland for Milner, Arsenal continue keeper hunt and Blackpool set to strengthen
Sunderland's season last year was defined by injuries, patchy form and a horrendous away record. Steve Bruce has made some acquistions this summer and will be hoping for a run on the Europa League places.
Strong, powerful and direct is probably the best way to describe Stoke, a team that have become experts at battling to Premier League results and eventually survival. However, there's more to their game that Delap's long throw.
This time last season Newcastle United were in free-fall, with no confidence in their team and uncertainty surrounding their manager and board. What a difference a year makes.
Adebayor wants to move to Italy, Arsenal turn to Mexes, Blackpool continue striker search, Cole out Coentrao in at Chelsea, United loan update and Liverpool plan City raid.
Owen Coyle's decision to bring former Manchester City winger Martin Petrov to the Reebok this summer could prove to be a master-stroke. The Bulgarian has been in fine pre-season form and is one to watch this season.