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The Early Look At The EFL Championship League Table

EFL Championship league table, as always the focus is on just how difficult of a league it is to get out of and how any of a half dozen teams.

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Jun 17th 2018

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The Early Look At The EFL Championship League Table

Every season pundits and fans alike talk about the cutthroat nature of the EFL Championship league table, as always the focus is always on just how difficult of a league it is to get out of and how any of a half dozen teams or sometimes, even more, can have promotion hopes.

This season the EFL Championship league table is no different as the likes of Leeds and Middlesbrough are eyeing up a return to the English top-flight while upstarts such as Brentford and Bristol City look to also reach the promised land of the Premier League for the first time.

At the time of writing, just 1 point separates those four clubs mentioned, while one cannot forget the likes of Swansea and West Brom who were relegated last season and will be looking to make an incredibly quick return, especially as the longer you stay in this division the harder it is to get out. Just ask clubs such as Aston Villa for evidence of that.

As you will know if you visit this website, one of the central statistical themes is to look at how efficient teams are in front of goals, so for the first time this season, I’m going to look at how the clubs in the Championship fare. As always stats come from whoscored.com

But as always it is probably a bit more user friendly if we present it in a graph, one that we will do so now.

At the opposite end of the ranking are Ipswich and Birmingham who find themselves as the least efficient teams in the Championship while also currently languishing in the bottom three, therefore we can draw the conclusion that not only are they not creating much they are shipping goals as well.

Darren Moore’s West Brom side is the second most efficient side in front of goal, however, they are only eighth in the division at the moment. This would suggest that their efforts in the final third are not quite matching the end result.

At the same time, it is still very early in the season, so there is going to be a lot more fluidity in terms of comparing the two metrics, as the season progresses then the graph should become a lot more stable so that it something that we will definitely have to consider as this Championship campaign progresses over the weeks and months ahead.

That will conclude this first offering from the division for this season, but there will be plenty more analysis to come. Thanks for reading.

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