EFL Championship fixtures confirmed

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Huddersfield and Fulham were relegated from the Premier League last season, along with Cardiff City, but start the new campaign with contrasting fixtures.

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Beaten play-off finalist Derby - managed by Frank Lampard, the favourite for the Chelsea job - goes to Huddersfield to conclude the opening round of fixtures on 6 August (local time).

Jan Siewert's side faces a particularly tough start, with Fulham and Cardiff also on the agenda in its first four matches.

The season starts on 3 August with League One winner Luton Town hosting Middlesbrough, while Charlton Athletic travels to Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff visits Wigan Athletic the next day.

The regular season will end on 3 May, with Leeds United against Charlton perhaps the pick of the final-day fixtures.

The 'spygate' saga from 2018-2019 saw Leeds and Derby forge a rivalry that included a play-off semi-final win for Lampard's men, and they play at Elland Road on 22 September, before a crunch clash at Pride Park on the penultimate weekend.

Cardiff's relegation means a reprisal of the South Wales derby with Swansea City on 27 October and 12 January.

Luton host Fulham on Boxing Day, while West Brom - also beaten play-off semi-finalists - entertain Leeds on New Year's Day.