Weekly permutations: Championship, 22-24 Nov 2019

These graphics break down how much the league table can change during the next round of fixtures as follows:

  • Down the left is the current order if league table, with each club’s current league position also indicated by a shaded square in their row.
  • Across each club’s row is a hollow colour-coded strip showing how they are mathematically capable of moving after the next round of fixtures is over, regardless of how crazy the combination of scorelines would need to be.
  • To differentiate between the probable and the possible, inside the strip is a little minimalist column chart showing the relative chance of them ending up in each position based on my ratings model.

There’s a three-way tussle for top spot at the moment although incumbents West Brom are the only contender with home advantage plus a two-point cushion in their favour. Their visitors Sheffield Wednesday can nudge someone out of the play-off places if they secure an away win, with Fulham the only other club able to break into the top six at the moment. Mid-table remains fluid but gaps are starting to appear at the bottom, with Stoke and Barnsley still struggling to pull themselves out of the relegation places.