With just 5 Championship games remaining this season, Graham Potter and his backroom staff are no doubt already planning ahead for the 2019/20 season.
For fans who like the plan ahead also, here are the key dates confirmed by the EFL across the League and its competitions for the 2019/20 season, with the highly anticipated fixture release day at 9am on Thursday 20 June.
The first weekend of August is to host the opening round of Championship fixtures, with 3 August the date set for the first set of traditional Saturday games in the EFL, whilst Round One in the Carabao Cup is to take place week commencing 12 August.
Wembley will play host to the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday 1 March, 2020, in what will be the first of five Finals in the EFL calendar, whilst the EFL Trophy Final, is to take place the following month on Sunday 5 April.
The season-ending Sky Bet EFL Play-Offs will once again be staged at Wembley Stadium, this time across two weekends in May, starting on the weekend of 16 May.
The Championship Play-Off Final will take centre stage on Monday 25 May.
The scheduling of the respective Play-Off Finals is due to a busy period in the football calendar, with Wembley Stadium also hosting fixtures at Euro 2020, including the Semi-Finals and Final.
A full list of the key dates ahead of the 2019/20 EFL season can be found below:
- Fixture Release Date – Thursday 20 June 2019, 9am
- Start Date – Saturday 3 August 2019 (with a likely live game on Friday 2 August)
- Carabao Cup Round One – w/c 12 August 2019
- Carabao Cup Final – Sunday 1 March 2020
- EFL Trophy Round One – w/c 2 September 2019
- EFL Trophy Final – Sunday 5 April 2020
- Championship Play-Off Final – Monday 25 May 2020
What the summer will bring for the Swans of course is anyone’s guess, but given the positive start that Graham Potter has made to his Liberty Stadium reign – given extremely difficult circumstances – there is cause for cautious optimism amongst the Jack Army.
Bring on August 3rd 2019 🙂