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Selections made for games in September and October

23 July 2018

The EFL has today announced, in conjunction with its broadcast partner Sky Sports, the matches selected for live broadcast up until Wednesday 24 October.

In total 17 games from the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League One will take place in front of the cameras with Aston Villa, Leeds United and Derby County all featuring alongside newcomers to the EFL in 2018/19 Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City.

Highlights throughout September include the Midlands Derby between Birmingham City and the Baggies on Friday 14 September before Graham Potter takes his Swans side to the Potteries four days later on Tuesday 18 September.

Later in the month Marcelo Alberto Bielsa will take his new Leeds side for the short trip to South Yorkshire to meet up with rivals Sheffield Wednesday whilst on the last weekend of the month Coventry City will welcome Sunderland to the Ricoh Arena.

The following month, Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers take centre stage on Saturday 6 October with Norwich City v Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion v Derby County also being exclusively screened live on Sky Sports.

The full list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:

Friday 31 August                                 Leeds United v Middlesbrough                                   19.45pm

Saturday 1 September                       Millwall v Swansea City                                              17.30pm

Sunday 9 September                          Oxford United v Coventry City                                  12.00pm

Friday 14 September                          Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion                19.45pm

Saturday 15 September                     Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa                                  17.30pm     

Tuesday 18 September                      Stoke City v Swansea City                                         20.00pm

Wednesday 19 September                 Queens Park Rangers v Millwall                                19.45pm     

Friday 21 September                          Wigan Athletic v Bristol City                                       19.45pm     

Saturday 22 September                     Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City                       17.30pm     

Friday 28 September                          Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United                        19.45pm

Saturday 29 September                     Coventry City v Sunderland                                       12.30pm

Saturday 29 September                     Rotherham United v Stoke City                                 17.30pm       

Tuesday 2 October                             Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough                                 19.45pm     

Wednesday 3 October                        Sheffield Wednesday v West Bromwich Albion         19.45pm

Saturday 6 October                            Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers                      17.30pm     

Note – Further selections are expected for 6 October

Tuesday 23 October                           Norwich City v Aston Villa                                          19.45pm

Wednesday 24 October                      West Bromwich Albion v Derby County                     20.00pm 

Throughout the course of the 2018/19 season, Sky Sports will exclusively show 127 live matches from the Sky Bet EFL season - including the Play-Offs - as well as 15 games from the Carabao Cup and at least three fixtures from the Checkatrade Trophy.

TV SELECTION DATES 2018/19 (Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment) 

  • Selections for 3 October to 10 November by 24 August.
  • Selections for 17 November to 8 December by 12 October.
  • Selections for 15 December to 12 January (2019) by 9 November.
  • Selections for 19 January to 2 February by 14 December.
  • Selections for 9 February to 2 March by 4 January.
  • Selections for 9 March to 30 March by 1st February.
  • Selections for 6 April and 10 April by 1st March.
  • Selections for 13 April by 8 March.
  • Selections for 19 April to 22 April by 15 March.
  • Selections for 27 April by 5 April.

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