West London side Fulham will be desperate to bounce straight back to the Premier League after relegation at the end of 2018-19.
Scott Parker's Cottagers side must wait until Monday to face Cardiff City in the first leg of their semifinal. First, a quick recap of where the teams stand and what lies ahead in the coming days.
🗣 Quick context
A dramatic final day loss for Brentford saw them narrowly miss out on automatic promotion after a run of eight wins came to an abrupt end with consecutive defeats against Stoke and Barnsley. Manager Thomas Frank will have a big job on his hands to help his players shrug off that disappointment and prepare for the playoff semifinals, where they face Swansea City, a team that pipped Nottingham Forest to 6th place by virtual of a one-goal superior goal difference. Fulham stormed into playoff contention by winning five and drawing two of their last seven matches in the regular season. Cardiff also finished strongly, winning three on the bounce at the back-end to secure 5th.
🏟 Championship playoff semifinals
- ✅ 26 July: Swansea vs Brentford
- ✅ 27 July: Cardiff vs Fulham
- ✅ 29 July: Brentford vs Swansea
- ✅ 30 July: Fulham vs Cardiff
The Championship playoff final will be staged on August 4th.
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