Promotion & Relegation Watch – Championship – Version 5

Championship Promotion & Relegation Watch

Note: It’s the homestretch across the English Football League, with most teams have 10 or fewer games remaining. Throughout the week, and through the rest of the season, we’ll be taking a look at the top four tiers of English football. Up next is the Championship, tier two in the EFL.

The Championship joins the Premier League on an international break this week, with league action resuming on 29 March with a match between West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City. With all Championship clubs eliminated from the FA Cup – it was a good fight Swansea City and Millwall – we should have full weekend slates from here on out, with midweek matches to help the clubs with fewer than 38 matches played currently to catch up.

The regular season concludes on 5 May, and it could be a day full of action that matters, especially if it comes down to goal differential to clinch a playoff spot. As a reminder, the top two teams automatically qualify for promotion to next year’s Premier League, while the next four clubs compete for one spot in a two-round playoff. Last season, Wolverhampton Wanderers (currently 7th in the Premier League) won the Championship, Cardiff City (18th) finished second, and Fulham (19th) earned promotion through the playoff (after finishing third during the season).

Since the last time we looked at the Championship, there has been some big moves by some clubs outside of the top six. Five of the top six clubs from Boxing Day remain the same, though the order has been shuffled around a bit. We also have four new clubs in the top ten…though the bottom five is nearly the exact same.

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 28 Slate

EFL Championship – Week 27 Scores & Fixtures For the third week in a row, clubs from the Championship will be playing midweek, as the clubs attempt to get caught up in total matches played. By the end of the week, every club will have at least 34 matches played, and most will have 35 … Read more(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 28 Slate

(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 25 Slate

Championship Week 25 Fixtures/Results

After a discombobulated past couple of weeks in the Championship slate due to FA Cup action, we have the second consecutive week of a fairly normal schedule… before it all gets thrown out of whack for the rest of February. Nevertheless, this week has a lot of quality matchups that could either settle the league table a bit – or throw it into further chaos.

As always, the numbers in parenthesis before the clubs is where they happen to fall in our weekly Power Rankings – which may not match where they fall on the league table. We’ll try to keep this post updated with results throughout the weekemd, with the winning clubs in bold and draws indicated by italics. Home clubs are listed first.

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 24 Slate

Championship Week 24 Fixtures/Results

It was an abbreviated slate in the Championship last week, with only 12 clubs playing in league matches while the rest of the clubs played in FA Cup Round Four. As such, we are waiting to update our Power Rankings until everyone has played at least one more game, which we will do after this week’s slate of matchups.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell in our Power Rankings from last week. Home clubs are listed first, and will be hosting both matches on the week. We’ll keep this updated throughout the week, with winners indicated in bold, while matches that end in draws will have their clubs italicized.

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 23 Slate

Championship Week 23 Fixtures/Results

This week will be a bit abbreviated for the Championship, with ten clubs playing in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup during the upcoming weekend. Because of this, there will be only six league matches this weekend, and they feature 12 of the 14 clubs that have been eliminated from the FA Cup.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 23 Power Rankings. Home clubs are listed first, and will be hosting both matches on the week. We’ll keep this updated throughout the week, with winners indicated in bold, while matches that end in draws will have their clubs italicized.

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Championship Friday – Leeds United v Derby County

Friday night Championship Football returns, and there’s already been some drama between the clubs before the lineups are even settled.

Leeds United, tops in the league table (though not as high in our current Power Rankings), will welcome Derby County (currently 6th in the league) to Elland Road. Leeds is looking to maintain their lead at the top of the table, while Derby County looks to maintain their spot in the playoffs.

But news has broke over the past few days of a Leeds employee nosing around the Derby County training ground, with motives not yet 100% clear. Derby is still considering whether to file a formal complaint, though rumors persist that the FA is going to investigate regardless. Nevertheless, it’s simply silly that a Leeds employee, even without ulterior motives, was spotted near the grounds so close to this important match.

Let’s take a look at the clubs:

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