It will be Premier League football at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane in 2019-20.

In this post I am going to track all the promotions, relegations and playoffs at the end of the 2018-19 English soccer season.

(Updated May 19, 2019 with Wolverhampton making the Europa League.)

You can track the 2019 EFL playoffs here.

Huddersfield Town was Yorkshire’s only Premier League entry this season. They will be in the Championship for the 2019-20 season.

If you’re interested, here is a bit more on promotion and relegation, and here is a lot more on all the leagues and cups of English soccer. and finally, here is a post on this year’s promotion playoffs.

Anything listed in bold red type is done and dusted. Click the links to learn more about each club (that I have been to and written about.)

From the Premier League down to the Championship:

European Places in the Premier League:

  • Champions League (top four): Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham. Also, if Arsenal win the Europa League Final against Chelsea, they will go in
  • Europa League (5th, 6th and maybe 7th): It’s complicated! Manchester United for sure because they finished 6th. Also, Wolverhampton Wanderers because Man City won the FA Cup, meaning their slot for the Europa League goes to Wolverhampton, who finished 7th. Arsenal will also go here — unless they win this year’s Europa League and make next year’s Champions League.
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From the Football League Championship Up to The Premier League:

(Top two automatically, a third by playoff)

  • Norwich City
  • Sheffield United
  • The winner of the playoff final on May 27 at Wembley between Aston Villa and Derby County.

From the Championship Down to League One:

  • Bolton Wanderers, who have now entered administration, aka bankruptcy.
  • Ipswich Town, after 16 seasons in the second tier.
  • Rotherham

More: Yes, English Soccer Has Playoffs

From League One Up to The Championship:

(Top two automatically, a third by playoff)

  • Luton Town
  • Barnsley
  • The winner of the playoff final on May 26 at Wembley between Sunderland and Charlton.

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From League One Down to League Two:

  • Bradford City
  • Scunthorpe
  • Walsall
  • Plymouth Argyle — who finished behind Wimbledon by -3 on goal differential.

Are Forest Green Rovers headed up to League One?

From League Two Up to League One:

(Top three automatically, a fourth by playoff)

  • Lincoln City
  • Bury
  • MK Dons
  • The winner of the playoff final between Tranmere Rovers and Newport County, May 25 at Wembley

From League Two Down to the National League (aka “Non-League Football”)

From the National League Up to The Football League Two:

  • Leyton Orient!
  • Salford City, who won the playoff over AFC Fylde May 11, 3-0.

Learn more about all the leagues and cups of English soccer,

Pre-Order The 2019-20 Groundhopper’s Guide to Soccer in England


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