The Championship – Who’s Going Down?

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Stoke City players look dejected as they leave the pitch after losing the Premier League match between Burnley and Stoke City at Turf Moor on December 12, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Championship is soon upon us with 24 teams battling it out over 500 hard gruelling matches for one objective: to reach the Premier League. But not every team can reach the pinnacle of the English game…

Making a prediction for any league is difficult. The Championship especially is no normal league with results swinging left and right. Here, in this article, I’ll try my best to suggest who might fail to survive this 2018/19 season.

24: Rotherham – I believe again they will struggle with the long season in a much tougher league. Additionally, after not a great deal of transfer signings, I am not sure they have the players to stabilise themselves in the 2nd division so relegation is the only result I can see.

Rotherham United v Shrewsbury Town - Sky Bet League One Play Off Final
JUBILATION: Rotherham United made their way to the Championship after a play off final win against Shrewsbury Town

23: Bolton – They had a very tight end to last season with a victory on the final day keeping them up. With limited transfer resources and other teams strengthening I can see them struggling again.


22: Ipswich – After ending a long tenure with Mick McCarthy they have opted for Paul Hurst. With a few signings from the lower divisions, they will be hoping for Martyn Waghorn to fire them up the league again. However, with several clubs linked to the clubs star man, the Tractor Boys will be sweating next season should he depart Portman Road.

STEADY: Waghorn found the net 16 times last season for the Tractor Boys.

21: Wigan – Returning back to the Championship at the first time of asking is the Latics. They will be hoping for a change of fortunes in the league and to avoid another relegation back to League One. With star striker Will Grigg in hot form from League One, they will be looking at him once again. The main issue lies in the end of last season. By March, The Latics seemed to have been found out and I expect that, unless a tactical switch, they will struggle.

FIRE: He does it on big occasions, but can Will Grigg hit form in the Championship?

20: Blackburn – Another team returning at the first time of asking and will be hoping to finish much higher up the league than last. With a very exciting team arriving back in the Championship, Tony Mowbray has built a side capable of beating the best in the division with players like Bradley Dack. Despite dynamo left back Amari’i Bell, I think they’re rather suspect at the back and in a league full of goals, they could easily spiral into the pit of the division.

At only 24, there is no doubt that the sky is the limit for Bradley Dack.

That’s all I have for now, follow us on Twitter to keep posted and I’ll be letting you know who I think is going to reach the play offs in the next coming days.

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