Category Archives: Championship

How much has each squad changed since 2019/20?

As is usual in pre-season I’ve been tracking how much each Premier League and EFL squad has changed since last season. This has now been updated following the close of the domestic transfer window on October 16th. I’ve harvested the data from the official retained lists, the BBC transfer page, Transfermarkt and a variety of Twitter sources, so hopefully I

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Fixture difficulty matrices: 2020/21

As usual, I’ve taken the newly-released fixtures for the Premier League and EFL and combined them with an aggregation of leading bookmakers’ odds (from OddsChecker) to visualise where each club’s tough and easy matches appear to be next season. Each row in the matrix below lists a club’s league matches in chronological order, colour-coded based on how difficult they appear

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Who would be the top players in an EFL fantasy league, 2019/20?

Out of curiosity, I’ve applied the official Premier League scoring system (which can be found here under Rules > Scoring) to each of the three EFL divisions to see what the best possible squad would be. Just like the official game, I’ve picked the best-scoring combination of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards (hopefully without putting anyone into

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