Manager: Nigel Clough
Position last season: 12th
Nickname: The Rams
Ground: Pride Park
Players in: Michael Jacobs (Northampton, undisclosed compensation), Paul Coutts (Preston, undisclosed), Richard Keogh (Coventry, undisclosed), James O'Connor (Doncaster, undisclosed), Michael Hoganson (Newcastle, released)
Players out: Paul Green (Leeds, free), James Severn (Scunthorpe, free), Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday, free), Lee Croft (Oldham, season-long loan), Miles Addison (Bournemouth, undisclosed), Jason Shackell (Burnley, undisclosed), Callum Ball (Coventry, season-long loan)
Key man: Eleven assists from midfield last year makes Ben Davies (pictured) the Rams' creative heartbeat. Having spent much of his career in the lower leagues with the likes of Shrewsbury and Notts County, the 31-year-old is at last impressing on a bigger stage.
Chances: Progression under Nigel Clough continued last season and after strengthening his defensive options this summer, the Rams boss will be looking for his side to break into the top 10.
ITV prediction: 13th