The 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season will begin on Friday, July 29, when finalists from the Huddersfield final host the relegated Burnley at the John Smith’s Stadium, live on Sky Sports.
The next day, Norwich start life back in the second half with a trip to Cardiff, while newly promoted Rotherham and Wigan start with domestic ties against Swansea and Preston respectively. On Sunday 31 July, Sunderland host Coventry and on Monday 1 August, Watford face Sheffield United at Vicarage Road.
The Championship will run until matchday 21 on November 12 – until that point teams will have played six midweek rounds of fixtures – when the competition will pause for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
But although the Premier League won’t resume until Boxing Day, it will reopen a little less than a month later on Saturday, December 10 with a full round of fixtures that includes the Lancashire derby between Blackburn at Preston at Ewood Park.
There will be three more match days before the end of 2022, with matches to be played on New Year’s Day as well. Three of the remaining 20 rounds of fixtures will be played at midweek.
The regular season ends on Saturday, May 6, with each match kicking off at the same time at 3 p.m., and the playoff semifinal will follow, although dates will be finalized for those fixtures closer to the time. The final match will be played at Wembley Stadium on Monday, May 29, 2023.
Here is the first round of fixtures for the 2022/23 EFL season:
Friday, July 29th
Huddersfield Town vs Burnley, 8pm – Live on Sky Sports
Saturday, July 30th
Blackburn Rovers vs. Queens Park Rangers, 3pm
Blackpool vs. Reading, 3pm
Cardiff City vs Norwich City, 3pm
Hull City vs Bristol City, 3pm
Luton Town against Birmingham City, 3pm
Millwall vs Stoke City, 3pm
Rotherham United against Swansea City, 3pm
Wigan Athletic against Preston North End, 3pm
Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion, 5.30pm – Live on Sky Sport
Sunday, July 31st
Sunderland vs Coventry City, 12pm – Live on Sky Sports
Monday, August 1st
Watford vs Sheffield United, 8pm – Live on Sky Sports
Friday, July 29 – Huddersfield Town vs Burnley, 8pm
Saturday July 30 – Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion, 5.30pm
Sunday July 31 – Sunderland vs Coventry City, 12pm
Monday August 1 – Watford vs Sheffield United, 8pm
Bristol City vs West Bromwich Albion
Burnley against Birmingham City
Cardiff City vs QPR
Hull City vs Blackpool
Luton Town against Norwich City
Middlesbrough against Wigan Athletic
Preston North End against Huddersfield Town
Reading against Swansea City
Rotherham United against Stoke City
Sheffield United against Coventry City
Sunderland against Blackburn Rovers
Watford against Millwall
Here is the final round of fixtures for the 2022/23 EFL season:
Saturday 6 May
Birmingham City against Sheffield United, 3pm
Burnley against Cardiff City, 3pm
Huddersfield Town against Reading, 3pm
Luton Town against Hull City, 3pm
Middlesbrough against Coventry City, 3pm
Millwall vs Blackburn Rovers, 3pm
Norwich City vs Blackpool, 3pm
Preston North End against Sunderland, 3pm
Queens Park Rangers vs. Bristol City, 3pm
Swansea City vs West Bromwich Albion, 3pm
Watford against Stoke City, 3pm
Wigan Athletic against Rotherham United, 3pm
The list of EFL fixtures of your club
La Championship, League One and League Two seasons will begin the weekend of July 30. This is one week earlier than the 2021/22 campaign began, and means teams will have a 12-week break between the seasons.
However, the Championship will take a break in the middle of the season to host a winter World Cup for the first time. As a result, the fixtures taking place over the weekend of November 12/13 will be the final ones before players are called up from their countries for the tournament trip to Qatar.
The Championship will then resume on Saturday 10 December, eight days before the World Cup final, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday 18 December.
League One and League Two will continue as planned during the tournament, although fixtures may be delayed depending on the participation of players in the World Cup.
La FA Cup first round itself begins over the weekend of Saturday, November 5, with the second round three weeks later and a third round over the weekend of Saturday, January 7. The final will be held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, November 3. June.
La Karabao Cup begins during the week beginning August 10, with round two half a month later and round three during the week beginning November 9. The final will also be held at Wembley on Sunday, February 26.
La Trophy of Papa Juan begins with the first group games in the week beginning August 31st. The quarterfinals take place a week from January 11, the semifinals during the week beginning February 1 and the final will also take place at Wembley on Sunday, March 19, 2023.