EFL Championship – Week 19 Power Rankings

We’ve reached the midway point in the Championship season, and we’ll be publishing a look at the promotion and relegation races later this week. But before we do that, we wanted to update our weekly Power Rankings after last weekend’s action.

The Championship clubs will be playing twice this week, with the full league kicking off at 3:00pm GMT (10:00am EST) on Boxing Day (December 26th), so it will be a week full of football all across England. We’ll have to see if the double action leads to tired legs and abnormal results with the weekend matches as well.

As always, an individual club’s ranking doesn’t always place them near their league position, as some clubs started the season stronger than their recent play (and vice versa). An extended period of winning or losing will usually be reflected, though I tend to only look at the most recent match or two when deciding on placement.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 23 December 2018

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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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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 14 Slate

After last weekend’s international break, the Championship is back in action this weekend for your Thanksgiving (at least in the U.S.) enjoyment. A few clubs entered the break on extended hot streaks, so it was probably hard for them to sit for a week and let the momentum lapse a bit, but rest is also important in such a loaded schedule. Prior to the break, the clubs had played five matches over the course of three weeks in league play alone, with a handful of clubs playing an additional Carabao Cup match as well. Next week, everyone will be playing twice yet again, so maybe the break was for the best after all.

As always, the number in parenthesis before each team represents their current rank in our weekly Power Rankings. As the matches progress, we will update this list with results, with winning teams in bold and drawn teams in italics.

Friday, 23 November 2018
7:45pm GMT/2:45pm EST
(24) Ipswich Town 1-2 (3) West Bromwich Albion

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 13 Slate

The Championship will be on an international break again next week, so this weekend’s action will be the last for most clubs until after Thanksgiving. Action will kick off on Friday night with the Steel City Derby between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, which pits two rivals heading in two different directions, and closed out with our Match of the Week on Saturday afternoon. It should be a thrilling week leading up to the break for sure!

As always, the number in parenthesis before each team represents their current rank in our weekly Power Rankings. As the matches progress, we will update this list with results, with winning teams in bold and drawn teams in italics.

Friday, 9 November 2018
7:45pm GMT/2:45pm EST
(6) Sheffield United 0-0 (20) Sheffield Wednesday

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 9 Slate

This week will see the Championship clubs playing twice due to EFL Cup matches and whatnot. As always, the number in parenthesis before each team in their current spot in the Weekly Power Rankings. Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics.

There will be seven matches on Tuesday, five matches on Wednesday, 11 matches on Saturday, and one on Sunday:

Tuesday, 2 October 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(11) Aston Villa 3-3 (24) Preston North End
(6) Brentford 1-1 (16) Birmingham City
(20) Hull City 0-1 (4) Leeds United
(22) Ipswich Town 0-2 (3) Middlesbrough
(10) Wigan Athletic 0-0 (9) Swansea City
(21) Reading 0-1 (19) Queens Park Rangers
(17) Stoke City 2-0 (7) Bolton Wanderers

Wednesday, 3 October 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(15) Blackburn Rovers 0-2 (2) Sheffield United
(8) Derby County 1-1 (5) Norwich City
(13) Nottingham Forest 2-2 (23) Millwall
(18) Rotherham United 0-0 (12) Bristol City
(14) Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 (1) West Bromwich Albion

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(Updated) EFL Championship – Week 4 Slate

Here’s a look at Week 4’s slate of games in the Championship. 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 will be placed in italics.

This week begins with a matches today, with eight clubs playing their first of two games this week due to later conflicts with matches in the EFL Cup, and concludes with a match on Sunday, 26 August. All but four clubs will be playing twice this week, because  Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion played a second game during Week 2 for the same reason. By the end of the weekend, all clubs will have five matches played in league play.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(13) Derby County 2-0 (15) Ipswich Town
(24) Queens Park Rangers 0-3 (21) Bristol City
(20) Rotherham United 2-3 (22) Hull City
(5) Swansea City 2-2 (1) Leeds United

Wednesday, 22 August 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(6) Aston Villa 1-2 (3) Brentford
(16) Blackburn Rovers 2-2 (23) Reading
(17) Norwich City 2-0 (7) Preston North End
(18) Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 (10) Millwall
8:00pm BST/3:00pm EST
(9) Bolton Wanderers 1-0 (19) Birmingham City
(14) Stoke City 3-0 (12) Wigan Athletic

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