Progress – that’s the very least of expectations in sport.
Senior officials want evidence that their team is moving forward, while the players similarly have to respond to such demands on their manager.
In the Premier League this season, as ever, there’s been a mixture in progression for each club.
Some have evidently enhanced their top flight reputation, others on the other hand, have gone backwards.
So, with this in mind, we’ve ranked each Premier League team on the progress they’ve made this season. Scroll through the gallery above to check out where your side has been placed.