It's no hidden secret that in the world of football, money controls everything. As Championship squads start to invest heavily in to their squads, is it in fact true that the more money you spend, the higher you will finish?
We take a look at the top 6 squad values from this season and their current finishing position retrospectively, some of the current positions may just surprise you!
#6 Sheffield Wednesday - £45.2m - 4th
#5 Fulham FC - £47.5m - 6th
#4 Derby County - £53.3m - 9th
#3 Norwich City - £66.3m - 8th
#2 Aston Villa - £85.2m - 12th
#1 Newcastle United - £108.2m - 2nd
Brighton who currently sit top of the table hold their own in 8th with a value of £40m. Heroes of the league go to Barnsley FC with a squad value of just £6.65m and a current position of 14th, just 3 points behind Aston Villa, who spent a whopping £78m+ more!