With the Premier League season days away, premierleague.com looks at the 20 clubs competing in the 2016/17 campaign.
Back in the Premier League a season after dropping out, Hull City will hope to continue their record of following promotion with a second campaign in the top flight, having done so in 2008/09 and 2013/14.
Highest finishing position
Hull have participated in four Premier League seasons, with their 16th-place finish in 2013/14 their best to date.
The acquisition of promising goalkeeper Will Mannion from AFC Wimbledon is Hull's only piece of business this summer.
In terms of departures, Sone Aluko and Ryan Taylor were both released at the end of last season, while Mohamed Diame left for Newcastle United.
With Steve Bruce departing the club last month, having led the team to two promotions and an FA Cup final, changes are surely afoot at the KCOM Stadium.
How they will set up in their top-flight opener at home to Leicester City will largely hang on who is in charge. Mike Phelan, Bruce's assistant, is caretaker manager at present.
Phelan is set to take charge for Saturday's opener, having been at the club since February 2015.
Hull finished fourth in the Championship last season, earning promotion via the play-offs, beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium.
They scored 69 goals in the 46-match season, conceding only 35 times, the joint-second best record in the division. Abel Hernandez was the club's top scorer with 21 goals.
A seven-match unbeaten run, winning five, represented strong form ahead of the Premier League kick-off.
Their most recent test came against Caykur Rizespor, a 3-1 victory as Hernandez scored twice to down the Turkish Super Lig side.
Torino provide their final preparation match on Saturday in Salzburg.
Hull have been hit hard in pre-season, with four of last season’s promotion-winning squad suffering serious injury.
Did you know?
Ahmed Elmohamady was the only ever-present Premier League player across the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons, featuring in all 76 matches. For more stats on the Tigers visit our club stats page.