Midweek permutations: Championship, 26-27 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.

Leeds are the only team capable of dislodging West Brom’s hold on top spot at the moment, while in turn Preston are the only team that can overtake Marcelo Bielsa’s side. A gap is starting to appear between the teams in the play-off race and mid-table which Brentford are straddling at the moment, while something similar is happening further down the table with the teams below Reading in danger of being cast adrift in the relegation battle. Stoke’s win over Wigan at the weekend has opened things up and there are five teams scrapping to avoid the two spots alongside Barnsley in the bottom three.