Focus on . . . Premier League's promoted sides

15th June

With Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull City joining the Barclays Premier League this season, we take a look at the newly-promoted clubs and their key stats.

How did they gain promotion?

Burnley beat off challenges from Middlesbrough and Brighton lift the 2015-16 Championship title and secure their place back in top-flight football after just a one year absence.
The Clarets scored 72 league goals to book their place back in the Barclays Premier League for the third time in their history.

Manager - Sean Dyche
The former Chesterfield, Watford, Millwall and Northampton defender has been in charge at Turf Moor since 2012. Dyche's managerial record is sure to make him a firm fans' favourite at the Lancashire club having guided Burnley to two promotions to the Premier League in the space of three seasons.

Captain - Tom Heaton
Having started his career with Wrexham and Manchester United Heaton joined the Burnley from Bristol City in 2013 and took on the armband for their title winning 2015-16 season. The 30-year-old, who has played over 100 times for the Clarets, helped the side win promotion back to the Premier League last season before earning a call into the England Euro 2016 squad.

Key player last season - Andre Gray
Gray has enjoyed a remarkable first season with Burnley. After signing for the club from Brentford in August 2015, the Englishman scored 23 league goals to help the Clarets lift the Championship title.

Stadium - Turf Moor
Burnley have played at Turf Moor since 1883. The all seater stadium has a capacity of 21,400. Swansea City last played at Turf Moor in February 2015, a Tom Heaton own goal helped the Swans to a 1-0 Premier League win.

When do we play them?
Saturday, August 13 (a)
Saturday, May 4 (h)

How did they gain promotion?

After a strong season in the Championship that saw the side win 26 games, Boro were beaten to the title by Burnley. Middlesbrough secured the second promotion place, and a return to the Premier League for the first time in seven seasons, with a 1-1 draw at home to fellow contenders Brighton on the final day of the season.

Manager - Aitor Karanka
The former Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid and Colorado Rapids defender took up the job at the Riverside Stadium in November 2013.
The Spaniard started his managerial career with Spain's Under-16s before a three year stint working under Jose Mourinho as assistant manager at Real Madrid.
Karanka led Middlesbrough to the play-off finals against Norwich City last season only to lose the decisive match 2-0 at Wembley.

Captain - Grant Leadbitter
With over 160 appearances and 24 league goals since joining the club from Ispwich in 2012, Leadbitter has been one of Middlesbrough's most consistent performers over the past few seasons earning him a Player of the Season Award and also named in the PFA's 2014-15 Championship Team of the Year. His four goals during 46 appearances helped guide Middlesbrough to promotion back to the Premier League last season.

Key player last season - Cristhian Stuani
The Uruguayan forward joined Middlesbrough from La Liga side Espanyol in July 2015. The 29-year-old only netted seven league goals last campaign, his most crucial arguably in the 1-1 draw against Brighton on the final day of the season to help Middlesbrough secure promotion back to the Premier League. Stuani's strike was reportedly worth £170 million. 

Stadium - Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough have played at Riverside Stadium since 1995. The all-seater arena has a capacity of 34,700. Swansea City last played at the Riverside Stadium in February 2011 with Nathan Dyer, Scott Sinclair, Ashley Williams and Craig Beattie helping the Swans to a 4-3 Championship win.

When do we play them?
Saturday, December 17 (away)
Saturday, April 1 (home)

Hull City
How did they gain promotion?

The Tigers topped the Championship table in early 2016 but consolidated 4th place to earn a Play-Off place come May. The side beat Derby in the semi-final to set up a trip to Wembley against Sheffield Wednesday. A 25-yard wonder strike from Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame saw Hull beat Wednesday 1-0 to seal an immediate return to the Premier League after a one-year absence.

Manager - Steve Bruce
The former Manchester United defender took up the reigns at Hull in June 2012 and led them back to the Premier League during his first season in charge with a second place finish. The popular manager not only secured survival with a 16th place finish in 2013-14 but also led the Tigers to their first FA Cup final only to lose out 3-2 to Arsenal in extra time. Bruce endured relegation with the side the following season but guided them to 24 wins last campaign followed by a Play-Off win and a return to the Premier League.

Captain - Michael Dawson
The former England and Tottenham defender joined Hull City in August 2014. His experience could not prevent the Tigers relegation back to the Championship that season but his leadership did help the side win promotion last campaign. The 32-year-old has made over 60 appearances for the side during his two seasons in Yorkshire.

Key player last season - Abel Hernandez
The Uruguayan striker's goals helped fire Hull back to the Premier League last season, netting 21 times in the Championship, including a hat-trick during a 6-0 win over Charlton.
The 2012 Olympian was also named Player of the Year at the club's end of season awards and will surely be looking to add to his Premier League goal tally in 2016-17.

Stadium - KC Stadium
The stadium, which plays host to football and rugby league, opened in 2002 and has a capacity of 25,400. Swansea City last played at the KC Stadium in the third round of the Capital One Cup last season where a first half David Meyler goal sent Hull through.

When do we play them?
Saturday, August 20 (home)
Saturday, March 11 (away)

Click HERE to see the Swans' 2016-17 Premier League fixtures.