Weekly permutations: Championship, 29 Nov – 2 Dec 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 able to overhaul West Brom at the top this weekend and only two clubs – Bristol City and Brentford – can dislodge a rival from the play-off places. Mid-table remains fluid but there’s now a five-point gap separating Charlton and Reading, with the Royals one of four sides who can be dragged into the bottom three.