Don't make me pull out the list of EPL finishers again. The same 4-5 teams are always in contention. The same 10ish teams are nearly always going to be fighting to stay up. History has proven that. Just because a team is top three a month or so into the season is meaningless. We'll see if Wolves finish in the top 4 at the end of the year. It's about payroll. Top 6 in payroll = a good chance you'll finish in the top six in the EPL. https://www.spotrac.com/epl/payroll/2018/ Of course you'll have billionaires who don't want to spend (Newcastle) but you get those in every league. But you know that.