2018–19 EFL Championship

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EFL Championship
Season2018–19
Dates3 August 2018 – 5 May 2019
Matches played204
Goals scored528 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerTammy Abraham
Billy Sharp
(16 goals)
Biggest home winWest Bromwich Albion 7–1 Queens Park Rangers
(18 August 2018)
Hull City 6–0 Bolton Wanderers
(1 January 2019)
Biggest away winSheffield Wednesday 0–4 Norwich City
(03 October 2018)
Rotherham United 0–4 West Bromwich Albion
(22 December 2018)
Highest scoringAston Villa 5–5 Nottingham Forest
(28 November 2018)
Longest winning run7 matches[1]
Leeds United
Longest unbeaten run12 matches[1]
Norwich City
Longest winless run13 matches[1]
Bolton Wanderers
Longest losing run4 matches[1]
Bristol City
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
Sheffield Wednesday
Highest attendance41,411
Aston Villa 2–3 Leeds United
(23 December 2018)[1]
Lowest attendance8,187
Rotherham United 0–0 Bristol City
(3 October 2018)[1]
Total attendance3,022,751[1]
Average attendance19,501[1]
2019–20
All statistics correct as of 29 November 2018.

The 2018–19 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the third season of the EFL Championship under its current name, and the twenty-seventh season under its current league structure.

Team changes[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2017–18 season.

Stadiums[edit]

London Championship football clubs
West Midlands Championship football clubs
Team Location Stadium Capacity[2]
Aston Villa Birmingham (Aston) Villa Park 42,790
Birmingham City Birmingham (Bordesley) St Andrew's 30,015
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Ewood Park 31,367
Bolton Wanderers Bolton University of Bolton Stadium 28,723
Brentford London (Brentford) Griffin Park 12,300
Bristol City Bristol Ashton Gate 27,000
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,600
Hull City Kingston upon Hull KCOM Stadium 25,400
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 27,244
Nottingham Forest Nottingham City Ground 30,445
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,408
Queens Park Rangers London (White City) Loftus Road 18,439
Reading Reading Madejski Stadium 24,161
Rotherham United Rotherham New York Stadium 12,021
Sheffield United Sheffield (Highfield) Bramall Lane 32,702
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield (Owlerton) Hillsborough Stadium 39,752
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
Wigan Athletic Wigan DW Stadium 25,133

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Aston Villa England Dean Smith Wales James Chester Luke Sport 32Red
Birmingham City England Garry Monk England Michael Morrison Adidas[3] 888sport[4]
Blackburn Rovers England Tony Mowbray Scotland Charlie Mulgrew Umbro 10Bet[5]
Bolton Wanderers England Phil Parkinson England David Wheater Macron Betfred
Brentford Denmark Thomas Frank Saint Kitts and Nevis Romaine Sawyers Adidas LeoVegas[6]
Bristol City England Lee Johnson Australia Bailey Wright Bristol Sport Dunder[7]
Derby County England Frank Lampard England Curtis Davies[8] Umbro[9] 32Red
Hull City England Nigel Adkins Norway Markus Henriksen Umbro SportPesa
Ipswich Town Scotland Paul Lambert England Luke Chambers Adidas Magical Vegas[10]
Leeds United Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Scotland Liam Cooper Kappa[11] 32Red[12]
Middlesbrough Wales Tony Pulis England Grant Leadbitter Hummel 32Red
Millwall England Neil Harris Wales Steve Morison Macron TW Drainage
Norwich City Germany Daniel Farke Scotland Grant Hanley Erreà LeoVegas[13]
Nottingham Forest Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill England Ben Watson[14] Macron BetBright[15]
Preston North End Scotland Alex Neil England Tom Clarke Nike 32Red
Queens Park Rangers England Steve McClaren Germany Toni Leistner Erreà[16] Royal Panda[17]
Reading Portugal José Gomes Republic of Ireland Paul McShane Puma[18] Carabao[19]
Rotherham United England Paul Warne England Richard Wood Puma Hodge Clemco[20]
Sheffield United England Chris Wilder England Billy Sharp Adidas Ramsdens Currency
Sheffield Wednesday England Steve Bruce England Tom Lees Elev8 Chansiri
Stoke City Wales Nathan Jones England Ryan Shawcross Macron bet365
Swansea City England Graham Potter Netherlands Leroy Fer Joma[21] Bet UK[22]
West Bromwich Albion Jamaica Darren Moore Northern Ireland Chris Brunt Puma[23] Ideal Boilers
Wigan Athletic England Paul Cook Egypt Sam Morsy Puma DW Sports Fitness

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Ipswich Town England Bryan Klug[citation needed] End of caretaker spell 6 May 2018 Pre-season England Paul Hurst[24] 30 May 2018
Queens Park Rangers England Ian Holloway[25] Sacked 10 May 2018 England Steve McClaren[26] 18 May 2018
Swansea City Portugal Carlos Carvalhal[27] End of contract 18 May 2018 England Graham Potter[28] 11 June 2018
Stoke City Scotland Paul Lambert[29] Resigned England Gary Rowett[30] 22 May 2018
Derby County England Gary Rowett[31] Signed by Stoke City 22 May 2018 England Frank Lampard[32] 31 May 2018
Leeds United England Paul Heckingbottom[33] Sacked 1 June 2018 Argentina Marcelo Bielsa[34][35] 15 June 2018
Aston Villa England Steve Bruce[36] 3 October 2018 12th England Dean Smith[37] 10 October 2018
Brentford England Dean Smith[38] Signed by Aston Villa 10 October 2018 7th Denmark Thomas Frank[39] 16 October 2018
Ipswich Town England Paul Hurst[40] Sacked 25 October 2018 24th Scotland Paul Lambert[41] 27 October 2018
Reading England Paul Clement[42] 6 December 2018 21st Portugal José Gomes[43] 22 December 2018
Sheffield Wednesday Netherlands Jos Luhukay[44] 21 December 2018 18th England Steve Bruce 2 January 2019
Stoke City England Gary Rowett 8 January 2019 14th Wales Nathan Jones 9 January 2019
Nottingham Forest Spain Aitor Karanka Released from contract 11 January 2019 7th Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill[45] 14 January 2019

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Leeds United 27 16 6 5 46 28 +18 54 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Sheffield United 27 15 5 7 46 28 +18 50
3 Norwich City 27 14 8 5 49 35 +14 50 Qualification for Championship play-offs
4 West Bromwich Albion 27 13 8 6 55 35 +20 47
5 Middlesbrough 27 12 10 5 30 19 +11 46
6 Derby County 27 12 7 8 38 34 +4 43
7 Bristol City 27 11 8 8 34 29 +5 41
8 Birmingham City 27 9 12 6 39 30 +9 39
9 Nottingham Forest 27 9 12 6 39 31 +8 39
10 Hull City 27 11 6 10 39 33 +6 39
11 Queens Park Rangers 27 11 6 10 33 35 −2 39
12 Aston Villa 27 9 11 7 49 43 +6 38
13 Swansea City 27 10 7 10 36 32 +4 37
14 Blackburn Rovers 27 9 10 8 35 41 −6 37
15 Stoke City 27 8 11 8 31 34 −3 35
16 Sheffield Wednesday 27 8 8 11 32 45 −13 32
17 Brentford 27 7 10 10 39 37 +2 31
18 Preston North End 27 7 9 11 39 44 −5 30
19 Wigan Athletic 27 8 5 14 28 40 −12 29
20 Millwall 27 7 7 13 33 43 −10 28
21 Rotherham United 27 5 10 12 25 42 −17 25
22 Reading 27 5 8 14 30 41 −11 23 Relegation to EFL League One
23 Bolton Wanderers 27 5 7 15 18 40 −22 22
24 Ipswich Town 27 3 9 15 22 46 −24 18
Updated to match(es) played on 12 January 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results[46]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AST BIR BLB BOL BRE BRI DER HUL IPS LEE MID MIL NOR NOT PNE QPR REA ROT SHU SHW STO SWA WBA WIG
Aston Villa 4–2 2–0 2–2 2–3 5–5 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 a 3–2
Birmingham City a 0–0 0–1 3–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–1
Blackburn Rovers 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–1
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–3 1–2 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–1
Brentford 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 a 2–2 5–1 2–3 2–0 3–1 2–3 2–0
Bristol City 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1
Derby County 0–3 3–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
Hull City 1–3 0–1 6–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0
Ipswich Town 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0
Leeds United 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 a 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–1
Middlesbrough 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0
Millwall 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1
Norwich City 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–4 a 0–3 1–0 4–3 3–3 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–4 1–0
Nottingham Forest 2–2 a 2–0 4–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1
Preston North End 1–1 4–1 2–2 4–3 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 4–0
Queens Park Rangers 1–0 3–2 0–3 1–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–0
Reading 0–1 3–2 1–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–4
Rotherham United 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–4
Sheffield United 4–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 4–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–4 1–0 2–2 a 2–2 2–2
Stoke City 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–3
Swansea City 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–3 2–2 1–4 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2
West Bromwich Albion 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–2 1–4 4–1 2–0 1–1 7–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–0
Wigan Athletic 3–0 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 3–2 0–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 12 January 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 12 January 2019[47]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Tammy Abraham Aston Villa 16
England Billy Sharp Sheffield United
3 France Neal Maupay Brentford 15
Finland Teemu Pukki Norwich City
5 England Dwight Gayle West Bromwich Albion 14
England Lewis Grabban Nottingham Forest
England Kemar Roofe Leeds United
8 England Che Adams Birmingham City 13
England Jarrod Bowen Hull City
England Jay Rodriguez West Bromwich Albion

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Leeds United England Kemar Roofe Leeds United [48][49]
September Jamaica Darren Moore West Bromwich Albion England Dwight Gayle West Bromwich Albion [50][51]
October England Steve McClaren Queens Park Rangers England Lukas Jutkiewicz Birmingham City [52][53]
November Germany Daniel Farke Norwich City England Tammy Abraham Aston Villa [54][55]
December England Nigel Adkins Hull City England Jarrod Bowen Hull City [56][57]

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