Amongst those sides are plenty of sub plots, with Burnley back in the Championship after six years in the top flight. Joining them are another local side, Wigan Athletic who won League One as well as former manager Alex Neil’s Sunderland after their Wembley success.
There will also be games against Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool again, with Rotherham United – who beat North End in the 2014 League One play-offs – also joining Wigan and Sunderland in the second tier.
Watford and Norwich City were relegated from the Premier League alongside Burnley.
Here is Sky Bet’s list of contenders for top spot, promotion and a play-off place.