2021–22 EFL Championship

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EFL Championship
Season 2021–22
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All statistics correct as of pre-season.

The 2021–22 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the 18th season of the Football League Championship under its current title and the 30th season under its current league division format.

Contents

Team changes

The following teams have changed division since the 2020–21 season:

Current members


TeamLocationStadiumCapacity
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,287
Birmingham City Birmingham St Andrew's 29,409
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Ewood Park 31,367
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 17,338
Bournemouth Bournemouth Dean Court 11,364
Bristol City Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium 27,000
Cardiff City Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 33,280
Coventry City Coventry Coventry Building Society Arena 32,609
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,600
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 19,359
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield John Smith's Stadium 24,500
Hull City Kingston upon Hull KCOM Stadium 25,400
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,356
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,742
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Nottingham Forest West Bridgford City Ground 30,446
Peterborough United Peterborough Weston Homes Stadium 15,314
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,404
Queens Park Rangers London (White City) Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium 18,439
Reading Reading Madejski Stadium 24,161
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,050
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent Bet365 Stadium 30,089
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 21,088
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,850

Personnel and sponsoring

TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
Barnsley Flag of France.svg Valérien Ismaël Flag of England.svg Alex Mowatt [1] Flag of Germany.svg Puma The Investment Room [2]
Birmingham City Flag of England.svg Lee Bowyer Flag of England.svg Harlee Dean Flag of the United States.svg Nike BoyleSports [3]
Blackburn Rovers Flag of England.svg Tony Mowbray Flag of England.svg Elliott Bennett Flag of Italy.svg Macron Recoverite Compression [4]
Blackpool Flag of England.svg Neil Critchley Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Chris Maxwell Flag of Germany.svg Puma Blackpool Council
(Home: "VisitBlackpool.com";
Away: "Get Vocal")
BournemouthTBC Flag of England.svg Steve Cook Flag of England.svg Umbro MSP Capital [5]
Bristol City Flag of England.svg Nigel Pearson Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Kalas Flag of Denmark.svg Hummel MansionBet [6]
Cardiff City Flag of Ireland.svg Mick McCarthy Flag of England.svg Sean Morrison Flag of Germany.svg Adidas Tourism Malaysia
Coventry City Flag of England.svg Mark Robins Flag of Scotland.svg Liam Kelly Flag of Denmark.svg Hummel BoyleSports [7]
Derby County Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney TBA Flag of England.svg Umbro 32Red
Fulham Flag of England.svg Scott Parker Flag of Scotland.svg Tom Cairney Flag of Germany.svg Adidas BetVictor
Huddersfield Town Flag of Spain.svg Carlos Corberán Flag of England.svg Jonathan Hogg Flag of England.svg Umbro Utilita [8]
Hull City Ulster Banner.svg Grant McCann Flag of England.svg Richie Smallwood Flag of England.svg Umbro Giacom [9]
Luton Town Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Nathan Jones Flag of England.svg Sonny Bradley Flag of England.svg Umbro JB Developments (home)
Star Platforms (away)
Ryebridge (third)
Middlesbrough Flag of England.svg Neil Warnock Flag of England.svg Jonny Howson Flag of Denmark.svg Hummel 32Red
Millwall Flag of England.svg Gary Rowett Flag of Ireland.svg Alex Pearce Flag of Italy.svg Macron Huski Chocolate [10]
Nottingham Forest Flag of Ireland.svg Chris Hughton Flag of England.svg Michael Dawson Flag of Italy.svg Macron Boxt
Peterborough United Flag of Scotland.svg Darren Ferguson Flag of England.svg Mark Beevers Flag of Germany.svg PumaMick George Group
Preston North End Flag of Scotland.svg Frankie McAvoy Flag of Ireland.svg Alan Browne Flag of the United States.svg Nike TBA
Queens Park Rangers Flag of England.svg Mark Warburton TBA Flag of Italy.svg Erreà Senate Bespoke
Reading Flag of Serbia.svg Veljko Paunović Flag of Jamaica.svg Liam Moore Flag of Italy.svg Macron Select Car Leasing [11]
Sheffield United Flag of Serbia.svg Slaviša Jokanović Flag of England.svg Billy Sharp Flag of Germany.svg Adidas Randox
Stoke City Ulster Banner.svg Michael O'Neill TBA Flag of Italy.svg Macron bet365
Swansea City Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Steve Cooper Flag of England.svg Matt Grimes [12] Flag of Spain.svg Joma [13] Swansea University [14]
West Bromwich AlbionTBA Flag of England.svg Jake Livermore Flag of Germany.svg Puma [15] Ideal Heating

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
West Bromwich Albion Flag of England.svg Sam Allardyce [16] Resigned23 May 2021Pre-season
Sheffield United Flag of England.svg Paul Heckingbottom [17] End of caretaker spell Flag of Serbia.svg Slaviša Jokanović [18] 27 May 2021

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Barnsley 00000000Promotion to the Premier League
2 Birmingham City 00000000
3 Blackburn Rovers 00000000Qualification for Championship play-offs
4 Blackpool 00000000
5 Bournemouth 00000000
6 Bristol City 00000000
7 Cardiff City 00000000
8 Coventry City 00000000
9 Derby County 00000000
10 Fulham 00000000
11 Huddersfield Town 00000000
12 Hull City 00000000
13 Luton Town 00000000
14 Middlesbrough 00000000
15 Millwall 00000000
16 Nottingham Forest 00000000
17 Peterborough United 00000000
18 Preston North End 00000000
19 Queens Park Rangers 00000000
20 Reading 00000000
21 Sheffield United 00000000
22 Stoke City 00000000Relegation to EFL League One
23 Swansea City 00000000
24 West Bromwich Albion 00000000
Updated to match(es) played on pre-season. Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Wins; 6) Away goals; 7) Penalty points (sec 9.5); 8) 12-point sending off offences [19]

Results

Season statistics

As of pre-season

Scoring

Top scorers

RankPlayerClubGoals

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate

Most assists

RankPlayerClubAssists

Clean sheets

RankPlayerClubClean Sheets

Discipline

Players

Club

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference

Notes

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