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What’s new in the Championship 2019/20?
It’s a sad goodbye to Rotherham, Bolton and Ipswich who all suffered heartache seasons and were relegated.
On the flip side – Luton and Barnsley have been promoted from League One. Along with Charlton, after a memorable first visit to the new Wembley.
While the newly promoted teams are not expected to play a significant role in the Championship this season, keep an eye on Charlton…if they keep full-back Anfernee Dijksteel. Their promising display at Wembley could be built upon.
At the other end of the table…
Norwich (Champions), Sheffield United and play-off winners Aston Villa have all reached the promised land of Premiership Football and premier TV deals following their promotions.
Parachuting from the opposite direction are relegated Fulham, Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City from the Premiership.
Fulham’s Tom Cairney has signed a new deal following a 31% shots on target for the midfielder.
Karlan Grant is a promising young English striker looking to lead Huddersfield’s attack.
Four goals and 63% shots on target – hopefully he can build on these stats in the Championship.
Cardiff keep faith with their charismatic Manager Neil Warnock as the first Welsh derby in five years is scheduled for the 26th October, against Swansea.
Will Cardiff’s struggling attack consisting of Victor Camarasa (5 Goals/ 4 Assist) and Bobby De Cordova-Reid (5 Goals / 2 Assists) have an impact?
Important fixtures – Dates and Breaks!
Friday Opening Game: Luton vs Middlesbrough 2nd Aug 2019 (19:45 BST) and we have created a dedicated Newseason Kickoff contest with £30 Guaranteed
- Season begins on the 3rd Aug 19
- Carabao Cup Round One – W/c 12th Aug 19
- EFL Trophy Round One – W/c 2nd Sep 19
- International Break 7th & 8th September 19
- International Break 12th & 13th October 19
- International Break 16th & 17th November 19
- Carabao Cup Final – 1st Mar 20
- International Break 28th & 29th October 19
- EFL Trophy Final – 5th Apr 20
- Championship Play-Off Final – 25th May 20
Midland’s derby in the opening weekend;
Nottingham Forest vs West Brom 3rd Aug 19 (17:30 BST)
First Monday Game – 5th August 2019;
Former Premiership club Huddersfield Town vs Premiership hopefuls Derby County (19:45 BST). Will Frank Lampard still be in charge though?
Can Leeds get revenge following January’s pulsating 4-2 loss to the ‘Forest’?
Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest 10th Aug 19 (15:00 BST)
Further into the season…
‘Spygate’ one year on;
Leeds United vs Derby 21st Sep 19 (15:00 BST)
Super SATURDAY – Blood, sweat and tears;
Cardiff vs Swansea 26th October 19 (15:00 BST)
Return of QPR’s Warburton for Brentford fans;
QPR vs Brentford 26th October 19 (15:00 BST)
The long-awaited return of an old friend…
Charlton vs Millwall 9th November 19 (15:00 BST)
You can download from here the complete Skybet Championship fixtures for 2019/20
Queen’s Park Rangers
QPR, had a tough season losing 12 games out of 18 in the final run of the 2018/2019 season.
This form saw the sacking of former England Manger, Steve McClaren, and then John Eustace in quick succession.
In a recent interview new Manager, Mark Warburton, stated: ‘’Every game – week in, week out – will demand a lot of you and will challenge you. We have to be prepared…we have to make sure that we are consistent”.
Consistency…. that magic word which every club strives for.
Warburton is currently trying to bring in reinforcements before August 3rd 2019, when the team will travel to Stoke City for the opening game of the season
SIGNED so FAR:
GK – Liam Kelly – Glasgow Rangers
LB – Lee Wallace – Glasgow Rangers
CB – Yoann Barbet – out-of-contract
QPR have been linked with;
Brandon O’Neill – Midfielder – Price: just over £300,000 from Sydney FC (39App / 3GL / 8 Ass)
Jamie Ward – Forward – Price: £900,000 from Nottingham Forest (9App / 3GL / 1 AST)
Reportedly, Warburton is favouring a similar strategy for his time at Brentford.
Using his extensive network, Warburton is trying to persuade a number of top flight youngsters to spend a season at Loftus Road.
No names have yet emerged, so watch this space!
Other Teams and Players to Watch
Leeds have arguably the best squad this season and you should consider some of their players when creating your Championship Fantasy Football line-up.
Ones to watch at Leeds:
Liam Cooper – Defender
38App / 3GL / 1AST
Pontus Jansson – Defender
39App / 3GL / 1AST
Pablo Hernandez – Midfielder
41App / 12GL / 12AST
Derby will be desperate to win promotion to the top flight after losing to a victorious Villa at Wembley. But will Frank already be there with Chelsea FC…
Ones to watch at Derby:
Harry Wilson – Attacking Midfielder
43App / 16GL / 4AST
Mason Mount – Attacking Midfielder
38App / 9GL / 4AST
Jayden Bogle – Defender
42App / 2GL / 9AST
Wilson, Mount & Bogle will help you win cash prizes as their combined contribution totalled 27 goals and 17 assists.
Fulham and West Brom will also be in the race as they both try to regain former glories. Seeing Villa winning promotion will be extra motivation for the Baggies.
Ones to watch at Fulham:
Stats based on Premiership opposition
(If he stays…) Aleksander Mitrovic – Striker
37App / 11GL / 3AST
Ryan Babel – Midfielder
16App / 5GL / 3AST
Calum Chambers – Defender
31App / 2GL / 0AST
Ones to watch at West Brom:
Dwight Gayle – Midfielder
40App / 24GL / 2AST
Ahmed Hegazi – Defender
40App / 1GL / 2AST
Kieran Gibbs – Defender
App38 / 4GL / 4AST
Of course, there are plenty of other players to pick for your Championship Fantasy Football team. All the contest, with Free Entry fee or Guaranteed prizes, will be published in our Lobby dedicated to the Championship