EFL Championship – Week 22 Slate

Championship Week 22 Fixtures/Results

This week’s Championship action sees a lot of matches between clubs with some room between them. Last time this happened, a lot of the lower-ranked clubs ended up prevailing, throwing our rankings into chaos. I would hope that this doesn’t happen again, but the Championship was been a strange beast all season.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 22 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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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 21 Slate

Championship Week 21 Fixtures/Results

After matches played on New Year’s Day, the Championship remains a much more competive league than the Premier League. While the top tier of English football has a group of six clubs head and shoulders above the rest of the league, the Championship’s top 13 clubs are within 15 points of each other; Leeds United leads with 51 points and Swansea City and Hull City are tied with 36 points. I would not be terribly shocked if any three of those 13 clubs achieved promotion this season, or if some towards the bottom of that group ended up fighting to avoid relegation.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 21 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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EFL Championship – Week 15 Power Rankings

Week 14 in the Championship is in the books, and it went pretty much as expected. As such, the top six clubs remain in place from last week’s Power Rankings, and no team moved more than three spots up or down the rankings.

We are entering another week where the Championship will see each club play twice, so expect some movement in next week’s rankings, but for now, let’s take a look at how the clubs below the top six moved around this week. As always, these rankings are only based on the performance in league play.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 25 November 2018

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EFL Championship – Week 3 Power Rankings

After a second week that went mostly as expected, at least according to my weekly Power Rankings, here is how I see the teams heading into the slate of games scheduled for this week. Note: Records presented as W-D-L Rank Team Record Last Week Change 1 Swansea City 2-0-0 1 — 2 Leeds United 2-0-0 … Read moreEFL Championship – Week 3 Power Rankings

(Updated) EFL Championship – Week 2 Slate

Here’s a look at the Week 2’s slate of games. We’ll update this with results as the games progress. The number in parenthesis before each team is their current spot in my Weekly Power Rankings. Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams … Read more(Updated) EFL Championship – Week 2 Slate

EFL Championship Teams Primer: 2018-2019 Season – Part 3

Note: This is the third of four posts about the 24 teams competing in the Championship, which is Tier 2 of English Association football. Teams are presented in alphabetical order with a bit of their history and some expectations for this season. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Norwich City

Nickname: The Canaries
Founded: 1902
Location: Norwich
Team Colors: Yellow / Green
Kit Manufacturer: Erreà
Kit Sponsor: LeoVegas
Ground: Carrow Road (1935-Present)
Capacity:  27,244
Manager: Daniel Farke (since 2017)
Website: www.canaries.co.uk
2017-18 Season: 14th of 24 in Championship
Seasons in Premier League: Eight, last in 2015-2016

The Canaries scored 60 points last season, which tied them with Ipswich Town and Leeds United. They even had fewer losses than either team. However, a worse goal differential resulted in a 14th-place finish, which was not helped by a 5-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on the last day of the season. Had they secured even a draw in that final game, to go along with the 15 other draws they had during the season, they would have been alone in 12th place, and locked into the last spot of the top half of the league.

I don’t really expect Norwich City to improve much on last season’s finish, though with three teams above them now in the Premier League, they may be able to move into that top half of the league that eluded them last season. To do so, they will have to turn more of those 15 draws into victories, as well as score more than 49 goals, which was the 6th lowest in the Championship.

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