Championship fixtures: Relegated trio learn fate

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Relegated AFC Bournemouth and Watford have both been handed home games on the first day of the new EFL Championship season as they look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

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Selected EFL Championship fixtures will be streamed live on ESPN+ (US only) throughout the season, which for 2020-21 will also feature live Bundesliga games for the first time. All the EFL playoffs, plus selected FA Cup and Carabao Cup game are also available live on ESPN+, as well as many other leagues and competitions.

Bournemouth, now managed by Jason Tindall after the club parted ways with Eddie Howe following relegation, will start against Blackburn Rovers at the Vitality Stadium, while Vladimir Ivic’s first game as Watford boss is at home to Middlesbrough.

Norwich City, who have stuck with manager Daniel Farke despite dropping into the Championship, face a trip to Huddersfield Town for their opening fixture. Bournemouth and Norwich City will meet in the first battle of the relegated sides on Sept. 26.

Brentford, who missed out on a place in the Premier League when losing 2-1 to Fulham in the playoff final, travel to Birmingham before opening their new ground, albeit behind closed doors, against Huddersfield over the second weekend.

Sheffield Wednesday begin their bid to overturn a 12-point deduction for breaking profit and sustainability rules away to Cardiff. Wycombe Wanderers, in the second tier for the first time in their history, are at home to fellow Championship newboys Rotherham United.

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County, who are awaiting a verdict on their own profit and sustainability charge, will take on Reading at Pride Park.

Stream selected Championship games LIVE on ESPN+
Premier League fixtures 2020-21

Saturday, Oct. 24 sees the first East Midlands derby between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at the City Ground, with the return on Feb. 27. Cardiff host Swansea in the South Wales derby on Dec. 12, and the reverse fixture falls on March 20.

Check out the full fixture list for the 2020-21 EFL Championship season. All fixtures will be subject to change for television coverage.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Blackburn Rovers
Barnsley v Luton Town
Birmingham City v Brentford
Bristol City v Coventry City
Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday
Derby County v Reading
Huddersfield Town v Norwich City
Millwall v Stoke City
Preston North End v Swansea City
Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest
Watford v Middlesbrough
Wycombe Wanderers v Rotherham United

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
Blackburn Rovers v Wycombe Wanderers
Brentford v Huddersfield Town
Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers
Luton Town v Derby County
Middlesbrough v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Norwich City v Preston North End
Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City
Reading v Barnsley
Rotherham United v Millwall
Sheffield Wednesday v Watford
Stoke City v Bristol City
Swansea City v Birmingham City

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Norwich City
Barnsley v Coventry City
Birmingham City v Rotherham United
Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday
Cardiff City v Reading
Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest
Millwall v Brentford
Preston North End v Stoke City
Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough
Watford v Luton Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Swansea City

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020
Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City
Brentford v Preston North End
Coventry City v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Luton Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Middlesbrough v Barnsley
Norwich City v Derby County
Nottingham Forest v Bristol City
Reading v Watford
Rotherham United v Huddersfield Town
Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers
Stoke City v Birmingham City
Swansea City v Millwall

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Queens Park Rangers
Barnsley v Bristol City
Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday
Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Coventry City
Derby County v Watford
Luton Town v Stoke City
Middlesbrough v Reading
Preston North End v Cardiff City
Rotherham United v Norwich City
Swansea City v Huddersfield Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Millwall

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Coventry City v Swansea City
Millwall v Luton Town
Norwich City v Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest v Rotherham United
Reading v Wycombe Wanderers

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
Cardiff City v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town v Derby County
Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End
Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford
Stoke City v Barnsley
Watford v Blackburn Rovers

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
Bristol City v Swansea City
Cardiff City v Middlesbrough
Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town v Preston North End
Millwall v Barnsley
Norwich City v Wycombe Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Derby County
Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City
Reading v Rotherham United
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town
Stoke City v Brentford
Watford v A.F.C. Bournemouth

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers
Blackburn Rovers v Reading
Brentford v Norwich City
Middlesbrough v Coventry City
Swansea City v Stoke City
Wycombe Wanderers v Watford

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Bristol City
Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town
Derby County v Cardiff City
Luton Town v Nottingham Forest
Preston North End v Millwall
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Derby County
Barnsley v Watford
Bristol City v Norwich City
Coventry City v Reading
Luton Town v Brentford
Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest
Millwall v Huddersfield Town
Preston North End v Birmingham City
Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City
Stoke City v Rotherham United
Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers
Wycombe Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough
Brentford v Swansea City
Cardiff City v Barnsley
Huddersfield Town v Bristol City
Norwich City v Millwall
Sheffield Wednesday v A.F.C. Bournemouth

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
Birmingham City v Wycombe Wanderers
Derby County v Queens Park Rangers
Nottingham Forest v Coventry City
Reading v Preston North End
Rotherham United v Luton Town
Watford v Stoke City

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020
Birmingham City v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park Rangers
Brentford v Middlesbrough
Cardiff City v Bristol City
Derby County v Barnsley
Huddersfield Town v Luton Town
Norwich City v Swansea City
Nottingham Forest v Wycombe Wanderers
Reading v Stoke City
Rotherham United v Preston North End
Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall
Watford v Coventry City

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Reading
Barnsley v Nottingham Forest
Bristol City v Derby County
Coventry City v Birmingham City
Luton Town v Blackburn Rovers
Middlesbrough v Norwich City
Millwall v Cardiff City
Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday
Queens Park Rangers v Watford
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town
Swansea City v Rotherham United
Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest
Barnsley v Brentford
Luton Town v Birmingham City
Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers
Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United
Stoke City v Norwich City

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020
Bristol City v Watford
Coventry City v Cardiff City
Middlesbrough v Derby County
Millwall v Reading
Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday
Wycombe Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020
Birmingham City v Millwall
Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley
Brentford v Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff City v Luton Town
Derby County v Wycombe Wanderers
Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough
Norwich City v Coventry City
Nottingham Forest v Swansea City
Reading v Bristol City
Rotherham United v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke City
Watford v Preston North End

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Preston North End
Birmingham City v Barnsley
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town
Derby County v Coventry City
Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City
Rotherham United v Brentford

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020
Blackburn Rovers v Millwall
Luton Town v Norwich City
Middlesbrough v Swansea City
Nottingham Forest v Watford
Sheffield Wednesday v Reading
Wycombe Wanderers v Stoke City

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020
Barnsley v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Brentford v Blackburn Rovers
Bristol City v Birmingham City
Coventry City v Rotherham United
Huddersfield Town v Queens Park Rangers
Millwall v Derby County
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday
Preston North End v Wycombe Wanderers
Reading v Nottingham Forest
Stoke City v Middlesbrough
Swansea City v Luton Town
Watford v Cardiff City

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2020
Coventry City v Luton Town
Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday
Millwall v Queens Park Rangers
Stoke City v Cardiff City
Swansea City v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Watford v Rotherham United

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2020
Barnsley v Wycombe Wanderers
Brentford v Derby County
Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers
Norwich City v Nottingham Forest
Preston North End v Middlesbrough
Reading v Birmingham City

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town
Birmingham City v Watford
Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City
Cardiff City v Swansea City
Derby County v Stoke City
Luton Town v Preston North End
Middlesbrough v Millwall
Nottingham Forest v Brentford
Queens Park Rangers v Reading
Rotherham United v Bristol City
Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley
Wycombe Wanderers v Coventry City

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Wycombe Wanderers
Barnsley v Preston North End
Bristol City v Millwall
Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday
Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City
Watford v Brentford

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham United
Cardiff City v Birmingham City
Coventry City v Huddersfield Town
Derby County v Swansea City
Middlesbrough v Luton Town
Reading v Norwich City

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020
Birmingham City v Middlesbrough
Brentford v Reading
Huddersfield Town v Watford
Luton Town v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Millwall v Nottingham Forest
Norwich City v Cardiff City
Preston North End v Bristol City
Rotherham United v Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City
Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers
Swansea City v Barnsley
Wycombe Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Millwall
Barnsley v Huddersfield Town
Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City v Wycombe Wanderers
Cardiff City v Brentford
Coventry City v Stoke City
Derby County v Preston North End
Middlesbrough v Rotherham United
Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City
Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City
Reading v Luton Town
Watford v Norwich City

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
Birmingham City v Derby County
Brentford v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers
Luton Town v Bristol City
Millwall v Watford
Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers
Preston North End v Coventry City
Rotherham United v Barnsley
Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough
Stoke City v Nottingham Forest
Swansea City v Reading
Wycombe Wanderers v Cardiff City

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers
Brentford v Bristol City
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Luton Town v Queens Park Rangers
Millwall v Coventry City
Norwich City v Barnsley
Preston North End v Nottingham Forest
Rotherham United v Cardiff City
Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County
Stoke City v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Swansea City v Watford
Wycombe Wanderers v Middlesbrough

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Luton Town
Barnsley v Swansea City
Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City
Bristol City v Preston North End
Cardiff City v Norwich City
Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday
Derby County v Rotherham United
Middlesbrough v Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest v Millwall
Queens Park Rangers v Wycombe Wanderers
Reading v Brentford
Watford v Huddersfield Town

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City
Derby County v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Reading v Coventry City
Rotherham United v Stoke City
Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers
Watford v Barnsley

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021
Birmingham City v Preston North End
Brentford v Luton Town
Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers
Huddersfield Town v Millwall
Norwich City v Bristol City
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday
Barnsley v Cardiff City
Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
Coventry City v Nottingham Forest
Luton Town v Rotherham United
Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers
Millwall v Norwich City
Preston North End v Reading
Queens Park Rangers v Derby County
Stoke City v Watford
Swansea City v Brentford
Wycombe Wanderers v Birmingham City

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021
Birmingham City v Coventry City
Blackburn Rovers v Luton Town
Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers
Cardiff City v Millwall
Derby County v Bristol City
Huddersfield Town v Stoke City
Norwich City v Middlesbrough
Nottingham Forest v Barnsley
Reading v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Rotherham United v Swansea City
Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End
Watford v Queens Park Rangers

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Birmingham City
Barnsley v Derby County
Bristol City v Cardiff City
Coventry City v Watford
Luton Town v Huddersfield Town
Middlesbrough v Brentford
Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday
Preston North End v Rotherham United
Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers
Stoke City v Reading
Swansea City v Norwich City
Wycombe Wanderers v Nottingham Forest

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021
Birmingham City v Luton Town
Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End
Brentford v Barnsley
Cardiff City v Coventry City
Derby County v Middlesbrough
Huddersfield Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Norwich City v Stoke City
Nottingham Forest v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Reading v Millwall
Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers
Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City
Watford v Bristol City

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
Bristol City v Reading
Luton Town v Cardiff City
Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town
Preston North End v Watford
Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday
Wycombe Wanderers v Derby County

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Rotherham United
Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers
Coventry City v Norwich City
Millwall v Birmingham City
Queens Park Rangers v Brentford
Swansea City v Nottingham Forest

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021
Bristol City v Barnsley
Cardiff City v Preston North End
Coventry City v Brentford
Huddersfield Town v Swansea City
Millwall v Wycombe Wanderers
Norwich City v Rotherham United
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers
Queens Park Rangers v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Reading v Middlesbrough
Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City
Stoke City v Luton Town
Watford v Derby County

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
Birmingham City v Norwich City
Derby County v Huddersfield Town
Luton Town v Millwall
Middlesbrough v Bristol City
Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest
Wycombe Wanderers v Reading

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Cardiff City
Barnsley v Stoke City
Blackburn Rovers v Watford
Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday
Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers
Swansea City v Coventry City

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Watford
Barnsley v Millwall
Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers
Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City
Brentford v Stoke City
Derby County v Nottingham Forest
Luton Town v Sheffield Wednesday
Middlesbrough v Cardiff City
Preston North End v Huddersfield Town
Rotherham United v Reading
Swansea City v Bristol City
Wycombe Wanderers v Norwich City

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Cardiff City v Derby County
Coventry City v Middlesbrough
Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City
Millwall v Preston North End
Nottingham Forest v Luton Town
Reading v Blackburn Rovers

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Bristol City v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Norwich City v Brentford
Queens Park Rangers v Barnsley
Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United
Stoke City v Swansea City
Watford v Wycombe Wanderers

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Barnsley v Birmingham City
Brentford v Rotherham United
Bristol City v Queens Park Rangers
Coventry City v Derby County
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
Millwall v Blackburn Rovers
Norwich City v Luton Town
Preston North End v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Reading v Sheffield Wednesday
Stoke City v Wycombe Wanderers
Swansea City v Middlesbrough
Watford v Nottingham Forest

Saturday, March 13, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Barnsley
Birmingham City v Bristol City
Blackburn Rovers v Brentford
Cardiff City v Watford
Derby County v Millwall
Luton Town v Swansea City
Middlesbrough v Stoke City
Nottingham Forest v Reading
Queens Park Rangers v Huddersfield Town
Rotherham United v Coventry City
Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City
Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Swansea City
Cardiff City v Stoke City
Derby County v Brentford
Luton Town v Coventry City
Middlesbrough v Preston North End
Rotherham United v Watford

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Birmingham City v Reading
Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City
Nottingham Forest v Norwich City
Queens Park Rangers v Millwall
Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Barnsley

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday
Brentford v Nottingham Forest
Bristol City v Rotherham United
Coventry City v Wycombe Wanderers
Huddersfield Town v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Millwall v Middlesbrough
Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers
Preston North End v Luton Town
Reading v Queens Park Rangers
Stoke City v Derby County
Swansea City v Cardiff City
Watford v Birmingham City

Friday, April 2, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Middlesbrough
Barnsley v Reading
Birmingham City v Swansea City
Bristol City v Stoke City
Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest
Derby County v Luton Town
Huddersfield Town v Brentford
Millwall v Rotherham United
Preston North End v Norwich City
Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City
Watford v Sheffield Wednesday
Wycombe Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers

Monday, April 5, 2021
Blackburn Rovers v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Brentford v Birmingham City
Coventry City v Bristol City
Luton Town v Barnsley
Middlesbrough v Watford
Norwich City v Huddersfield Town
Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers
Reading v Derby County
Rotherham United v Wycombe Wanderers
Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City
Stoke City v Millwall
Swansea City v Preston North End

Saturday, April 10, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Coventry City
Barnsley v Middlesbrough
Birmingham City v Stoke City
Bristol City v Nottingham Forest
Cardiff City v Blackburn Rovers
Derby County v Norwich City
Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United
Millwall v Swansea City
Preston North End v Brentford
Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday
Watford v Reading
Wycombe Wanderers v Luton Town

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Blackburn Rovers v Derby County
Brentford v Millwall
Coventry City v Barnsley
Luton Town v Watford
Middlesbrough v Queens Park Rangers
Norwich City v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town
Reading v Cardiff City
Rotherham United v Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City
Stoke City v Preston North End
Swansea City v Wycombe Wanderers

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Cardiff City
Norwich City v Watford
Preston North End v Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers
Swansea City v Queens Park Rangers

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Huddersfield Town v Barnsley
Luton Town v Reading
Millwall v A.F.C. Bournemouth
Rotherham United v Middlesbrough
Stoke City v Coventry City
Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol City

Saturday, April 24, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Brentford
Barnsley v Rotherham United
Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town
Bristol City v Luton Town
Cardiff City v Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City v Preston North End
Derby County v Birmingham City
Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
Nottingham Forest v Stoke City
Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City
Reading v Swansea City
Watford v Millwall

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Birmingham City v Cardiff City
Brentford v Watford
Huddersfield Town v Coventry City
Luton Town v Middlesbrough
Millwall v Bristol City
Norwich City v Reading
Preston North End v Barnsley
Rotherham United v Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
Stoke City v Queens Park Rangers
Swansea City v Derby County
Wycombe Wanderers v A.F.C. Bournemouth

Saturday, May 8, 2021
A.F.C. Bournemouth v Stoke City
Barnsley v Norwich City
Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City
Bristol City v Brentford
Cardiff City v Rotherham United
Coventry City v Millwall
Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday
Middlesbrough v Wycombe Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers v Luton Town
Reading v Huddersfield Town
Watford v Swansea City