2017–18 EFL Championship

Last updated
EFL Championship
Season 2017–18
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers
Promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cardiff City
Fulham
Relegated Barnsley
Burton Albion
Sunderland
Matches played552
Goals scored1,409 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorer Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Matěj Vydra
(21 goals)
Biggest home win Fulham 6–0 Burton Albion
(20 January 2018)
Biggest away win Burton Albion 0–5 Hull City
(10 April 2018)
Highest scoring Bristol City 5–5 Hull City
(21 April 2018)
Longest winning run8 matches
Cardiff City
Longest unbeaten run23 matches
Fulham
Longest winless run16 matches
Sunderland
Longest losing run8 matches
Bolton Wanderers
Highest attendance41,745 [1]
Aston Villa 1–1 Derby County
(28 April 2018)
Lowest attendance2,750 [1]
Burton Albion 1–3 Reading
(30 January 2018)
Total attendance11,314,143 [1]
Average attendance20,496 [1]
2018–19
All statistics correct as of 6 May 2018.

The 2017–18 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the second season of the EFL Championship under its current name, and the twenty-sixth season under its current league structure.

Contents

Team changes

The following teams had changed division since the 2016–17 season.

To Championship

Promoted from League One

Relegated from Premier League

From Championship

Relegated to League One

Promoted to Premier League

Stadiums

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Greater London Championship football clubs
TeamLocationStadiumCapacity [2]
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,790
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Birmingham City Birmingham St Andrew's 30,015
Bolton Wanderers Bolton Macron Stadium 28,723
Brentford London (Brentford) Griffin Park 12,300
Bristol City Bristol Ashton Gate 27,000
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Cardiff City Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 33,300
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,600
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 25,700
Hull City Kingston upon Hull KCOM Stadium 25,404
Ipswich Town Ipswich Portman Road 30,300
Leeds United Leeds Elland Road 37,890
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,742
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 27,220
Nottingham Forest Nottingham City Ground 30,445
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,408
Queens Park Rangers London (Shepherd's Bush) Loftus Road 18,439
Reading Reading Madejski Stadium 24,161
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Hillsborough Stadium 39,752
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 49,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Molineux 31,700

Personnel and sponsoring

TeamManager1CaptainKit manufacturerSponsor
Aston Villa Flag of England.svg Steve Bruce Flag of England.svg John Terry [3] Under Armour Unibet
Barnsley Flag of Portugal.svg José Morais Flag of Ghana.svg Andy Yiadom [4] 3 Puma [5] C.K. Beckett [6]
Birmingham City Flag of England.svg Garry Monk Flag of England.svg Michael Morrison Adidas [7] 888sport [8]
Bolton Wanderers Flag of England.svg Phil Parkinson Flag of England.svg Darren Pratley Macron Betfred
Brentford Flag of England.svg Dean Smith Flag of Ireland.svg John Egan Adidas LeoVegas [9]
Bristol City Flag of England.svg Lee Johnson Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bailey Wright Bristol SportLancer Scott [10]
Burton Albion Flag of England.svg Nigel Clough Flag of England.svg Jake Buxton TAGTempobet [11]
Cardiff City Flag of England.svg Neil Warnock Flag of England.svg Sean Morrison Adidas Visit Malaysia
Derby County Flag of England.svg Gary Rowett Flag of England.svg Curtis Davies [12] Umbro [13] Avon Tyres
Fulham Flag of Serbia.svg Slaviša Jokanović Flag of Scotland.svg Tom Cairney Adidas Grosvenor Casinos [14]
Hull City Flag of England.svg Nigel Adkins Flag of England.svg Michael Dawson Umbro SportPesa
Ipswich Town Flag of England.svg Paul Hurst Flag of England.svg Luke Chambers Adidas Marcus Evans
Leeds United Flag of England.svg Paul Heckingbottom Flag of Scotland.svg Liam Cooper Kappa [15] 32Red [16]
Middlesbrough Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tony Pulis Flag of England.svg Grant Leadbitter Adidas Ramsdens Currency
Millwall Flag of England.svg Neil Harris Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Steve Morison Erreà DCS Roofing [17]
Norwich City Flag of Germany.svg Daniel Farke Flag of Portugal.svg Ivo Pinto 2Erreà LeoVegas [18]
Nottingham Forest Flag of Spain.svg Aitor Karanka Flag of England.svg Chris Cohen Adidas [19] 888sport [20]
Preston North End Flag of Scotland.svg Alex Neil Flag of Ireland.svg Greg Cunningham [21] Nike Tempobet [22]
Queens Park Rangers Flag of England.svg Ian Holloway Flag of England.svg Nedum Onuoha Erreà [23] Royal Panda [24]
Reading Flag of England.svg Paul Clement Flag of England.svg Liam Moore Puma [25] Carabao [26]
Sheffield United Flag of England.svg Chris Wilder Flag of England.svg Billy Sharp Adidas Teletext Holidays
Sheffield Wednesday Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Luhukay Flag of the Netherlands.svg Glenn Loovens Elev8 Chansiri
Sunderland Flag of Scotland.svg Jack Ross Flag of England.svg Lee Cattermole Adidas Dafabet
Wolverhampton Wanderers Flag of Portugal.svg Nuno Espírito Santo Flag of England.svg Danny Batth Puma The Money Shop

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Norwich City Flag of Scotland.svg Alan Irvine End of caretaker spell7 May 2017[ citation needed ]Pre-season Flag of Germany.svg Daniel Farke 25 May 2017 [30]
Middlesbrough Flag of England.svg Steve Agnew 21 May 2017[ citation needed ] Flag of England.svg Garry Monk 9 June 2017 [31]
Sunderland Flag of Scotland.svg David Moyes Resigned22 May 2017 [32] Flag of England.svg Simon Grayson 29 June 2017 [33]
Leeds United Flag of England.svg Garry Monk 25 May 2017 [34] Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Christiansen 15 June 2017 [35]
Hull City Flag of Portugal.svg Marco Silva 25 May 2017 [36] Flag of Russia.svg Leonid Slutsky 9 June 2017 [37]
Wolverhampton Wanderers Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Lambert Mutual consent30 May 2017 [38] Flag of Portugal.svg Nuno Espírito Santo 31 May 2017 [39]
Preston North End Flag of England.svg Simon Grayson Signed by Sunderland 29 June 2017 [33] Flag of Scotland.svg Alex Neil 4 July 2017 [40]
Birmingham City Flag of England.svg Harry Redknapp Sacked16 September 2017 [41] 23rd Flag of England.svg Steve Cotterill 29 September 2017 [42]
Sunderland Flag of England.svg Simon Grayson 31 October 2017 [43] 22nd Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Chris Coleman 17 November 2017 [44]
Hull City Flag of Russia.svg Leonid Slutsky Mutual consent3 December 2017 [45] 20th Flag of England.svg Nigel Adkins 7 December 2017 [46]
Middlesbrough Flag of England.svg Garry Monk Sacked23 December 2017 [47] 9th Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tony Pulis 26 December 2017 [48]
Sheffield Wednesday Flag of Portugal.svg Carlos Carvalhal Mutual consent24 December 2017 [49] 15th Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Luhukay 5 January 2018 [50]
Nottingham Forest Flag of England.svg Mark Warburton Sacked31 December 2017 [51] 14th Flag of Spain.svg Aitor Karanka 8 January 2018 [52]
Leeds United Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Christiansen 4 February 2018 [53] 10th Flag of England.svg Paul Heckingbottom 6 February 2018 [54]
Barnsley Flag of England.svg Paul Heckingbottom Signed by Leeds United 6 February 2018 [54] 21st Flag of Portugal.svg José Morais 16 February 2018 [55]
Birmingham City Flag of England.svg Steve Cotterill Sacked3 March 2018 [56] 22nd Flag of England.svg Garry Monk 4 March 2018 [57]
Reading Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jaap Stam 21 March 2018 [58] 18th Flag of England.svg Paul Clement 23 March 2018 [59]
Ipswich Town Flag of Ireland.svg Mick McCarthy Resigned10 April 2018 [60] 12th Flag of England.svg Paul Hurst 30 May 2018 [61]
Sunderland Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Chris Coleman Sacked29 April 2018 [62] 24th Flag of Scotland.svg Jack Ross 25 May 2018 [63]

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C, P)4630978239+4399Promotion to the Premier League
2 Cardiff City (P)46279106939+3090
3 Fulham (O, P)46251387946+3388Qualification for Championship play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
4 Aston Villa 462411117242+3083
5 Middlesbrough 462210146745+2276
6 Derby County 462015117048+2275
7 Preston North End 461916115746+1173
8 Millwall 461915125645+1172
9 Brentford 461815136252+1069
10 Sheffield United 46209176255+769
11 Bristol City 461716136758+967
12 Ipswich Town 46179205760360
13 Leeds United 46179205964560
14 Norwich City 4615151649601160
15 Sheffield Wednesday 461415175960157
16 Queens Park Rangers 4615112058701256
17 Nottingham Forest 461582351651453
18 Hull City 461116197070049
19 Birmingham City 461372638683046
20 Reading 4610142248702244
21 Bolton Wanderers 4610132339743543
22 Barnsley (R)469142348722441Relegation to EFL League One
23 Burton Albion (R)4610112538814341
24 Sunderland (R)467162352802837
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier League.

Play-offs

 Semi-finalsFinal
           
3 Fulham 022 
6 Derby County 101 
   3 Fulham 1
  4 Aston Villa 0
4 Aston Villa 101
5 Middlesbrough 000 

Results

Home \ Away AST BAR BIR BOL BRE BRI BRT CAR DER FUL HUL IPS LEE MID MIL NOR NOT PNE QPR REA SHU SHW SUN WOL
Aston Villa 3–1 2–0 1–00–05–03–21–01–12–11–12–01–00–00–04–22–11–11–33–02–21–22–14–1
Barnsley 0–32–02–22–02–21–20–10–31–30–11–20–22–20–21–12–10–01–11–13–21–13–00–0
Birmingham City 0–0 0–20–00–22–11–11–00–33–13–01–01–00–10–10–21–01–31–20–22–11–03–10–1
Bolton Wanderers 1–03–10–10–31–00–12–01–21–11–01–12–30–30–22–13–21–31–12–20–12–11–00–4
Brentford 2–10–05–02–02–21–11–31–1 3–1 1–11–03–11–11–00–13–41–1 2–1 1–11–12–03–30–0
Bristol City 1–13–13–12–00–10–0 2–1 4–11–15–51–00–32–10–00–12–11–22–02–02–34–03–31–2
Burton Albion 0–42–42–12–00–20–00–13–12–10–51–21–21–10–10–00–01–21–31–31–31–10–20–4
Cardiff City 3–02–13–22–02–0 1–0 3–10–02–41–03–13–11–00–03–12–10–12–10–02–01–14–00–1
Derby County 2–04–11–13–03–00–01–03–11–25–00–12–21–23–01–1 2–0 1–02–02–41–12–01–40–2
Fulham 2–02–11–01–1 1–1 0–26–01–11–12–14–12–01–11–01–12–02–2 2–2 1–03–00–12–12–0
Hull City 0–01–16–14–03–22–34–10–20–02–22–20–01–31–24–32–31–24–00–01–00–11–12–3
Ipswich Town 0–41–01–02–02–01–30–00–11–20–20–31–02–22–2 0–1 4–23–00–02–00–02–25–20–1
Leeds United 1–12–12–02–11–02–25–01–41–20–01–03–22–1 3–4 1–00–00–02–00–11–21–21–10–3
Middlesbrough 0–13–12–02–02–22–12–00–10–30–13–12–03–02–00–12–00–03–22–11–00–0 1–0 1–2
Millwall 1–01–32–01–11–02–00–11–10–00–30–03–4 1–0 2–14–02–01–11–02–13–12–11–12–2
Norwich City 3–11–11–00–01–20–00–00–21–20–21–1 1–1 2–11–02–10–01–12–03–21–23–11–30–2
Nottingham Forest 0–13–02–13–20–10–02–00–2 0–0 1–30–22–10–22–11–01–00–34–01–12–10–30–11–2
Preston North End 0–21–11–10–02–32–12–13–00–11–22–10–13–12–30–00–01–11–01–01–01–02–21–1
Queens Park Rangers 1–21–03–12–0 2–2 1–10–02–11–1 1–2 2–12–11–30–32–24–12–51–22–01–04–21–02–1
Reading 2–13–00–21–10–10–11–22–23–31–11–10–42–20–20–21–23–11–01–01–30–02–20–2
Sheffield United 0–11–01–10–11–01–22–01–13–14–54–11–02–12–11–10–10–00–12–12–1 0–0 3–02–0
Sheffield Wednesday 2–41–11–31–12–10–00–30–02–00–12–21–23–01–22–15–13–14–11–13–0 2–4 1–10–1
Sunderland 0–30–11–13–30–21–21–21–21–11–01–00–20–2 3–3 2–21–10–10–21–11–31–21–33–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–02–12–05–13–03–33–11–22–02–02–21–04–11–01–02–20–23–22–13–03–00–00–0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Top scorers

As of 6 May 2018 [64]
RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Matěj Vydra Derby County 21
2 Flag of England.svg Lewis Grabban Sunderland/Aston Villa 20
3 Flag of England.svg Bobby Reid Bristol City 19
Flag of England.svg Leon Clarke Sheffield United
5 Flag of Portugal.svg Diogo Jota Wolverhampton Wanderers 17
6 Flag of England.svg Martyn Waghorn Ipswich Town 16
7 Flag of England.svg Ryan Sessegnon Fulham 15
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Britt Assombalonga Middlesbrough
9 Flag of England.svg James Maddison Norwich City 14
Flag of Ghana.svg Albert Adomah Aston Villa
Flag of England.svg Jarrod Bowen Hull City

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Flag of Uruguay.svg Abel Hernández Hull City Burton Albion 4–1 [65] 12 August 2017
Flag of Ireland.svg Conor Hourihane Aston Villa Norwich City 4–2 [66] 19 August 2017
Flag of England.svg Kieran Dowell Nottingham Forest Hull City 3–2 [67] 28 October 2017
Flag of England.svg Leon Clarke 4 Sheffield United Hull City 4–1 [68] 4 November 2017
Flag of England.svg Ryan Sessegnon Fulham Sheffield United 5–4 [69] 21 November 2017
Flag of England.svg Leon Clarke Sheffield United Fulham 4–5 [69] 21 November 2017
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Matěj Vydra Derby County Middlesbrough 3–0 [70] 25 November 2017
Flag of England.svg Kemar Roofe Leeds United Queens Park Rangers 3–1 [71] 9 December 2017
Flag of England.svg Patrick Bamford Middlesbrough Leeds United 3–0 [72] 2 March 2018
Flag of England.svg Bobby Reid Bristol City Sheffield Wednesday 4–0 [73] 3 March 2018
Flag of England.svg James Maddison Norwich City Hull City 3–4 [74] 10 March 2018
Flag of Kosovo.svg Atdhe Nuhiu Sheffield Wednesday Norwich City 5–1 [75] 6 May 2018

4Player scored 4 goals

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
ManagerClubPlayerClub
August Flag of England.svg Neil Warnock Cardiff City Flag of England.svg Nathaniel Mendez-Laing Cardiff City [76] [77]
September Flag of England.svg Lee Johnson Bristol City Flag of England.svg Aden Flint Bristol City [78] [79]
October Flag of England.svg Gary Rowett Derby County Flag of Brazil.svg Léo Bonatini Wolverhampton Wanderers [80] [81]
November Flag of Portugal.svg Nuno Espírito Santo Wolverhampton Wanderers Flag of England.svg Leon Clarke Sheffield United [82] [83]
December Flag of England.svg Gary Rowett Derby County Flag of England.svg Scott Carson Derby County [84] [85]
January Flag of England.svg Steve Bruce Aston Villa Flag of England.svg Ryan Sessegnon Fulham [86] [87]
February Flag of England.svg Neil Warnock Cardiff City Flag of Scotland.svg Oli McBurnie Barnsley [88] [89]
March Flag of England.svg Neil Warnock Cardiff City Flag of Serbia.svg Aleksandar Mitrović Fulham [90] [91]
April Flag of Serbia.svg Slaviša Jokanović Fulham Flag of Serbia.svg Aleksandar Mitrović Fulham [92] [93]

Attendances

TeamStadiumCapacityAverageMinimumMaximumPercentage Full
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,79032,09726,63141,74575%
Barnsley Oakwell 23,00913,70410,92017,16360%
Birmingham City St Andrew's 30,01521,04218,30127,60870%
Bolton Wanderers Macron Stadium 28,72315,88713,11321,09755%
Brentford Griffin Park 12,30010,2347,95712,36783%
Bristol City Ashton Gate 27,00020,95317,20325,54078%
Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium 6,9124,6452,7506,53567%
Cardiff City Cardiff City Stadium 33,30020,16415,95132,47861%
Derby County Pride Park Stadium 33,60027,17523,29631,19681%
Fulham Craven Cottage 25,70019,89615,79224,54777%
Hull City KCOM Stadium 25,40415,62213,52418,02661%
Ipswich Town Portman Road 30,30016,27113,06124,92854%
Leeds United Elland Road 37,89031,52126,43435,37783%
Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,74225,54422,84829,44374%
Millwall The Den 20,14613,3689,81717,61766%
Norwich City Carrow Road 27,22025,78521,16727,10095%
Nottingham Forest City Ground 30,44524,68020,59629,10681%
Preston North End Deepdale 23,40813,77410,79618,57059%
Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road 18,43913,92811,48816,93476%
Reading Madejski Stadium 24,16116,6566,76921,77169%
Sheffield United Bramall Lane 32,70226,85424,40931,12082%
Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough 39,75225,99522,73332,83965%
Sunderland Stadium of Light 49,00027,63524,89431,23756%
Wolverhampton Molineux 31,70028,29823,04530,23989%

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