When Championship fixtures for 2020/21 season are released

Fixtures for the 2020/21 Championship season will be released at 9am on Friday, August 21.

It is just over two weeks since the conclusion of last season’s competition but teams will not have long to prepare for the new campaign.

Fulham secured their path back to the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Brentford in the play-off final at Wembley on Tuesday, August 4.

Norwich, Watford and Bournemouth will return to the second tier, while Leeds United and West Brom were also promoted, along with the Cottagers.

At the other end of the table, Wigan, Charlton, and Hull City were relegated, while Coventry, Rotherham, and Wycombe were promoted from League One.

And the new campaign is set to begin on the weekend of September 12, giving clubs little to time to get their house in order.

And ahead of the return of the EFL, bosses have confirmed the fixture lists for the Championship, League One and League Two will be revealed in full on Friday.

The 2020/21 season will conclude on May 8 and 9, 2021, with the play-off finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

Meanwhile, round one of the Carabao Cup will take place on the weekend of September 5 – subject to international call-ups – with the draw being shown live on Sky Sports on August 18.

A raft of changes to the competition have been announced, with two legged semi-finals being replaced by a single tie.

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The first four rounds are now scheduled to take place on consecutive weeks, kicking off in early September.

Premier League sides will enter the competition in round two or round three if they are competing in European competition next term.

Elsewhere, there will be no FA Cup replays during the 2020/21 season to ease pressure on the football calendar.

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