Who wins the Championship 2020/2021?
Who will win the 2020/21 EFL Championship?
Leeds ran away with the 2019/20 EFL Championship title having struggled to reach the Premier League for many years. West Bromwich Albion and Fulham FC joined Leeds in the promotion party which left many teams with hope for the 2020/21 Championship campaign. Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford were all relegated from the Premier League and all of whom will want to bounce back into the English top division.
Brentford reached the playoff final in the 2019/20 season, however, lost 2-1 in a hugely competitive match to Fulham. They finished third in the regular season and were expected to cross the line and reach the English top flight.
Players such as Saïd Benrahma, Ollie Watkins, Pontus Jansson and Bryan Mbeumo will all be disappointed to lose out on promotion and could be tempted to move on to another club. However if Brentford can keep hold of these players, they’ll definitely be one of the favourites to win the 2020/21 title.
AFC Bournemouth parted ways with manager Eddie Howe after their relegation from the Premier League was confirmed. Many of their top players such as Callum Wilson, Jefferson Lerma, David Brooks and Joshua King could be tempted to leave as many will want to continue playing in the Premier League. Bournemouth still have a very talented squad though and should be in the title race by the end of the season.
Watford were also relegated from the Premier League in the 2019/20 campaign following the resumption of the league due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ismaïla Sarr and Abdoulaye Doucouré have already been linked to top clubs in Europe and Watford will have to start looking for replacements. If they can keep the majority of their squad intact and bring in some good players, Watford fans will believe they can bounce back into the Premier League.
Norwich City finished bottom of the league in their 2019/20 campaign on 21 points which highlighted a disappointing season. They have a very good manager in Daniel Farke who’s prepared to unleash Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendía on Championship defences if they can keep hold of the pair. Other teams who could make a title chase by the end of the season are Welsh sides Cardiff City and Swansea City who finished 5th and 6th respectively last year. Neither side reached the playoff final and will want to improve on their result in the upcoming campaign.