EFL Championship – Week 17 Slate

Championship Week 17 Fixtures/Results

We saw a lot of movement in our Power Rankings after a Week 16 that saw a lot of upsets. This week appears to be no different, with a lot of matches between clubs that are within a few spots of each other. But it’s also another week where top clubs Norwich City and Leeds United should remain at the top of the league table, with a potential expansion of their current lead due to many other top ten clubs facing off this week.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 17 Power Rankings. Home clubs are listed first. We’ll keep this updated throughout the weekend, with winning indicated in bold, while matches that end in draws will have their clubs italicized.

Friday, 14 December 2018

7:45pm GMT/2:45pm EST
(5) Sheffield United v (3) West Bromwich Albion  **MATCH OF THE WEEK**

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EFL Championship – Week 17 Power Rankings

After occupying five days last week, Week 16 in the Championship was a relatively succinct affair, with a single match on Friday and the rest of the slate played on Saturday.

The resulting action shuffled things up in the middle of our Power Rankings, with 14 clubs on the move from last week. Per usual, rankings here are determined based on recent action and not necessarily the season on the whole, which is why some clubs might be a few spots higher or lower than their spots on the league table.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 8 December 2018


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Friday Night Spotlight – Aston Villa at West Brom

Friday Night Spotlight Today’s Friday Night Spotlight takes a bit of a turn due to all of college football being on break (except for Army v. Navy, cue foreboading music…) So we’ll be taking a trip across the big pond to catch up with West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa as they embark on the … Read moreFriday Night Spotlight – Aston Villa at West Brom

(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 16 Slate

Championship Week 16 Fixtures/Results

The results from last week, when each club played twice, didn’t have the impact on the Power Rankings I was expecting, but it was still an exciting week nonetheless. This week doesn’t appear to be much different, with about half of the matches being hosted by a lower-ranked club this week. With the Championship being deemed the best league in England, nearly any team can find success week to week (sorry Ipswich Town supporters).

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 16 Power Rankings. Home clubs are listed first. We’ll keep this updated throughout the weekend, with winning indicated in bold, while matches that end in draws will have their clubs italicized.

Friday, 7 December 2018

8:00pm GMT/3:45pm EST
(3) West Bromwich Albion 2-2 (5) Aston Villa   **MATCH OF THE WEEK**

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EFL Championship – Week 16 Power Rankings

With a draw on Monday night, Week 15 of the Championship came to a close, with all the clubs playing twice. As I anticipated last week, the double-barrelled action had a dramatic impact on the Power Rankings, with only four clubs staying put from last week.

Most clubs this week also had split results; only four clubs either won twice or lost twice, and no club drew twice. As always, these rankings are an attempt to get a pulse on the current state of each club, and don’t always match the club’s position in the league table.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 3 December 2018

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Championship Saturday – Sheffield United v Leeds United

As mentioned in both the weekly Power Rankings and a look at the Week 15 slate, Championship clubs are playing twice this week. In the spirit of that, I will be highlighting a “Match of the Day” from three of the days with multiple matches.

Tuesday, we took a look at Preston North End and Middlesbrough, which ended in a 1-1 draw after Middlesbrough evened it up just after half time. So much for my predicted clean sheet. Boro dropped a spot into third place because of Leeds United’s victory over Reading, while Preston North End moved up a spot into 15th.

On Wednesday, it was Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, which ended in a 5-5 barn burner after being tied 3-3 at the halftime break. Tammy Abraham scored four times for Villa in the match – after I highlighted him in the preview – which nearly doubled his scoring output on the season. It was what I dubbed the battle for 7th place, and Forest actually moved up to 6th after Derby County lost to Stoke City, while Villa maintained its 8th place spot.

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