Leeds, Leicester and Southampton failed to beat the drop and will now be competing in the Championship next season… but when are the 2023-24 fixtures announced and when does it start?
- Leeds, Leicester and Southampton will all play Championship football next year
- The three teams were relegated following the last game of the season yesterday
- 23 of the 24 teams in the Championship next season have been confirmed so far
The final games of the 2022-23 Premier League season took place today, with Leicester, Leeds and Southampton all failing to beat the drop as the three sides will now be looking ahead to the new Championship season.
This season’s Championship was won by Vincent Kompany’s Burnley. The side sealed promotion back in April following their 2-1 win against Middlesbrough and would go on to win the division.
Southampton were relegated three weeks ago following their defeat at home to Marco Silva’s Fulham.
Following Everton’s 1-0 win at home to Bournemouth yesterday, the victory was enough to keep them in the division. Despite winning on the final day against West Ham, Leicester will be playing Championship football next season. The Foxes will also be joined by Leeds, who were thumped 4-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
With the new season set to get underway in under three months, when will the Championship fixtures be released and when will the season start? Mail Sport provides the answers below.
Leeds United will be playing Championship football next season following their defeat to Tottenham
Despite Leicester winning yesterday, it wasn’t enough to keep them in the Premier League
When are 2023-24 Championship fixtures announced?
The EFL confirmed this month that next season’s fixtures will be released on Thursday, June 22.
Next season’s fixtures will be revealed at 9am in the United Kingdom.
Dates for all of the matches will be released at that time, as well as the schedule for League One and Two.
When does the new season start?
The 2023-24 Championship season will start on Saturday, August 5.
EFL teams will immediately be back in action a few days later, with the first round of the Carabao Cup taking place on the week commencing August 7.
Next season’s Championship play-off final will take place on Sunday, May 26 2024.
The Championship play-off final is set to take place on Sunday, May 26 2024 at Wembley
Which teams will be playing next season?
Following yesterday’s action, 23 of the 24 teams competing in the Championship next season has been confirmed.
Plymouth Argyle were promoted to the Championship after finishing top of League One with 101 points.
They were joined by Ipswich Town, who secured the final automatic spot after finishing second.
Barnsley will face Sheffield Wednesday today to determine the final team who will be playing Championship football next season.
Plymouth Argyle will be playing Championship football next season after they won League One
After losing in the Championship play-off final at the weekend, Coventry City will be hoping to go one better this season.
Leeds, Leicester and Southampton will all be looking to earn promotion back into the Premier League.
The confirmed Championship teams for the 2023-24 season so far are as followed:
- Birmingham City
- Blackburn Rovers
- Bristol City
- Cardiff City
- Coventry City
- Huddersfield Town
- Hull City
- Ipswich Town
- Leeds United
- Leicester City
- Norwich City
- Plymouth Argyle
- Preston North End
- Queens Park Rangers
- Rotherham United
- Stoke City
- Swansea City
- West Bromwich Albion
Southampton will be looking to earn promotion straight away following their relegation