Championship condemnation has already been confirmed for Fulham and Cardiff, while Sunderland’s victory over West Brom all but ensured Norwich will be following them through the exit door.
All three have since gone foetal in preparation for a pummelling from former Premier League brethren looking to prise their prized assets away at knock-down prices.
We’ve identified five diamonds the elite will be mining the division’s depths hoping to uncover this summer.
Robert Snodgrass – Norwich
A massively underrated creator, the Scot has bagged six goals this campaign and makes 2.2 key passes per outing on average, a figure that only Christian Eriksen can best from outside top-four finishing teams.
If he were providing for more able attackers, his assist tally that currently stands at two would surely swell to a more respectable figure.
The former Leeds winger may well be playing his final game for the Canaries against Arsenal on Sunday, a match his side are 3/1 to win.
Gary Medel – Cardiff
The Chilean enforcer has consistently proven he’s cut out for the top-flight, demonstrating tenacity by the bucket-load in the Bluebirds’ midfield.
Several clubs at home and abroad have been linked to the swashbuckling anchorman, who makes over two tackles per appearance and boasts an 88 per cent pass completion rate.
Ashkan Dejagah – Fulham
Mentor Felix Magath extracted gold from the Iranian in his futile attempt to keep the Cottagers afloat.
A move elsewhere would mean he’d have to cope without the German’s comforting arm coiled snugly around his shoulder, but someone may be tempted to take a punt on him after witnessing his respectable five goals and two assists from a mere 13 league starts.
Jordon Mutch – Cardiff
The guile-loaded foil to Medel’s grafting style, the former Birmingham prospect has brought craft aplenty to the principality club’s midfield.
He’s complimented his string-pulling prowess with goals too, bagging seven as he vigorously pailed water overboard on Cardiff’s sinking ship to no avail.
Leroy Fer – Norwich
The Canaries’ number ten is much more of an all-rounder than the digits on the back of his shirt suggest.
Capable in every department, the former FC Twente man can tackle, pass and score goals according to his whoscored.com stats, dispossessing an average of 2.7 opponents per outing, finding teammates with an 83.6 per cent accuracy rate and has chipped in with a steady three strikes too.