It's a tense time of the year for supporters of West Brom, Aston Villa, Derby & Leeds United.  All of these sides have been members of the English elite in the not-so-distant- past and all four are vying for one spot in the Premier League.

When are the English Championship Playoff semifinals, when is the final and what are we expecting? Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is facing up to the biggest challenge of his young managerial career so far, as he goes up against the experience and know-how of Leeds United's experienced Chilean boss Marcelo Bielsa. 

The playoff final is often dubbed as the richest game in football, purely because of the opportunity it affords one side out of these four to enter the promised land and the financial windfall that this implies. It's make or break and there's also heartbreak. 

Semifinal 1st legs

  • 11 May: Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion
  • 11 May: Derby County vs Leeds United

Semifinal 2nd legs

  • 14 May: West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa
  • 15 May: Leeds United vs Derby County


  • 27 May: Aston Villa/West Bromwich Albion vs Derby County/Leeds United

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