As we approach the business end of yet another EFL Championship, we are listing the teams that are most likely to get relegated and the teams who are destined for greater things.
EFL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP
Fulham are the favourites to win the Championship this year, leading the pack by eight points having played one game more than second-placed Bournemouth. Alexander Mitrovic has catapulted his side to Championship winning side contributing to an astonishing 34 goal tally in just 31 appearances. Upcoming fixtures for The Whites might trouble their dominant stance on the league as they face, QPR, Middlesbrough, Derby and Bournemouth who will be eager to reduce the gap at the top.
Bourmouth looking a decent side with Solanke scoring and assisting in their last game and also they look like a proper team scoring some well worked team goals. In the upcoming fixtures they are still to play six teams that are currently in the top 10. The Cherries have got their fans dreaming of competing against the best next year as they won against promotion rivals Huddersfield away from home.
Luton Town who are on a remarkable form winning away from home against Hull City and against Preston with a comfortable scoreline of 4-0, but lost to QPR where the Hatters feel that they where unlucky to have come out with no points from that contest.
Middlesbrough are currently seventh in the standings with less games played than the teams above them where they sit just two points away from the play-off places. This season has been a great success as they had an incredible run in the FA cup winning, eliminating Manchester United and Tottenham in the process, showing that they are capable of handling the challenge of facing Premier League teams. The appointment of Chris Wilder has transformed the side into a more dynamic and solid team capable of competing for promotion.
Derby despite facing administration and having 21 points deducted from their overall point tally, the Rams face the relegation despite winning enough games to safely put them in mid-table. Wayne Rooney has done an incredible job in rallying his players to collectively believe that they can do the impossible, but it looks like they are running out of games to get it done. Derby still have seven games to play, some of them against mid-table opposition such as Swansea and Preston
Peterborough have endured a sticky spell in recent weeks winning just once since the turn of the year. The only victory came last time out against QPR away from home winning by a 3-1 scoreline thanks to a brace by Clarke-Harris. Upcoming fixtures suggest that the odds are stacked against the Posh as they face teams in the top 10, but faith can be decided in the final few games.
Barnsley who are 22nd in the standings have the highest amount of points in all the relegation threatened teams with 28, just five points below Reading who won their last game after going on a four game winless streak. In their next game they will face the Royals in a potentially a six pointer clash at the bottom of the table, which can ultimately tip the scales in favour of the eventual winner.
1. Alexander Mitrovic (Fulham) – 35 Goals and seven assists
Ranking an impressive 1.03 ratio of goals per 90 minutes with 28% goal conversion
2. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) – 23 Goals and six assists
Boasting a ratio of 0.65 goals per 90 minutes with 24% goal conversion
3. Ben Diaz (Blackburn Rovers) – 20 Goals and one assist
Ranking a total of 0.72 goals per 90 minutes and having a 29% goal conversion rate.
1.John Swift (Reading) – 13 Assists and 11 Goals with 83% Pass Accuracy
2. Harry Wilson (Fulham) – 13 Assists and 10 Goals with 83% Pass Accuracy
3. Chris Willock (QPR) – 11 Assists and seven Goals with 86% Pass Accuracy