Who could go up this weekend? Who could go down? Who’s clinched a trophy? Who’s qualified for Europe?

As the Sky Bet EFL enters its penultimate weekend of the 2022/23 season and the Premier League enters its final month, we bring you the ups and downs across the top five divisions of English football.

Premier League

Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta

Champions: TBC

Qualified for the Champions League: TBC

Qualified for Europa League: Arsenal

Qualified for Europa Conference League: Manchester United

Relegated: TBC

With a month left of the Premier League season, very little has been decided as yet.

Arsenal currently lead the way at the top of the table, though Manchester City are trailing very closely behind

This weekend’s Premier League fixtures

  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham (Sat, 12.30pm)
  • Brentford vs Nottingham Forest (Sat, 3pm)
  • Brighton vs Wolves (Sat, 3pm)
  • Bournemouth vs Leeds (Sun, 2pm)
  • Fulham vs Manchester City (Sun, 2pm – live on Sky Sports)
  • Manchester United vs Aston Villa (Sun, 2pm)
  • Newcastle United vs Southampton (Sun, 2pm)
  • Liverpool vs Tottenham (Sun, 4.30pm – live on Sky Sports)
  • Leicester City vs Everton (Mon, 8pm – live on Sky Sports)
  • Arsenal vs Chelsea (Tues, 8pm – live on Sky Sports)

Meanwhile at the bottom, Southampton look to be prime candidates for relegation. Ruben Selles’ Saints sit six points from safety with five games left to play.


Champions: Burnley

Promoted: Sheffield United

Qualified for play-offs: Luton, Middlesbrough

Relegated: TBC

With two rounds of fixtures remaining, the two automatic promotion places up for grabs in the Championship have been sealed by champions Burnley and runners-up Sheffield United.

And with Luton and Middlesbrough having already secured their spots in the play-offs, only two can join them in the end-of-season lottery.

Coventry and Sunderland currently occupy fifth and sixth place, but Millwall, Blackburn, West Brom, Preston, Norwich and Swansea all remain in contention.

This weekend’s Championship fixtures (Sat 3pm unless stated)

  • Blackpool vs Millwall (Fri 8pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Bristol City vs Burnley
  • Coventry City vs Birmingham City
  • Hull City vs Swansea City
  • Reading vs Wigan Athletic
  • Sheffield United vs Preston North End
  • Stoke City vs QPR
  • Sunderland vs Watford
  • West Brom vs Norwich City (Sat 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Cardiff City vs Huddersfield Town (Sun 12pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Rotherham United vs Middlesbrough (Mon 1pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Blackburn Rovers vs Luton Town (Mon 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports)

In terms of relegation, Blackpool could become the first team to drop into League One this season on Friday night should they lose to Millwall. If they draw with the Lions at Bloomfield Road, they would go down on Sunday if Huddersfield beat Cardiff. Win on Friday against Millwall and their fate will be decided on the final day.

On Saturday, Wigan face fellow strugglers Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium where anything other than a win will send them down.

League One

Promoted: TBC

Qualified for play-offs (at least): Plymouth, Ipswich, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley

Relegated: Forest Green

Four teams have already qualified for the play-offs at least, but the current top two have the chance to secure promotion this weekend and avoid the lottery.

Current leaders Plymouth will be promoted to the Championship if they beat Burton or Sheffield Wednesday fail to win away at Shrewsbury.

Ipswich, meanwhile, will be promoted if they beat Exeter or Sheffield Wednesday fail to better their result when they travel to Shrewsbury.

This weekend’s League One fixtures (all Sat 3pm KO)

  • Accrington Stanley vs Cambridge United
  • Bolton Wanderers vs Fleetwood Town
  • Charlton Athletic vs Port Vale
  • Derby County vs Portsmouth
  • Forest Green Rovers vs Oxford United
  • Ipswich Town vs Exeter City
  • MK Dons vs Barnsley
  • Morecambe vs Lincoln City
  • Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers
  • Plymouth Argyle vs Burton Albion
  • Shrewsbury Town vs Sheffield Wednesday
  • Wycombe Wanderers vs Cheltenham Town

The one and only thing that has been decided is the first of the four relegation places. Forest Green suffered immediate relegation back to League Two after just six wins in their 44 league games so far, just one of which has come since December 10.

Accrington will join them if they lose at home to Cambridge, Oxford avoid defeat away at Forest Green and MK Dons beat Barnsley. They will also go down if they draw with Cambridge and both Oxford and MK Dons win.

The same goes for Morecambe. They will go down if they lose at home to Lincoln, Oxford avoid defeat away at Forest Green and MK Dons beat Barnsley. And they will go down if they draw with Lincoln and both Oxford and MK Dons win.

League Two

Champions: Leyton Orient

Qualified for play-offs (at least): Northampton, Stevenage

Relegated: Rochdale

Leyton Orient were the first team promoted from League Two earlier this month, securing the title and a return to the third tier after seven seasons away.

Northampton will join them in being promoted this Saturday if they beat play-off-chasing Bradford or Stockport fail to beat Leyton Orient and Carlisle fail to beat Salford.

Stevenage will also join them if they beat Grimsby at home or Stockport and Carlisle fail to better their result.

This weekend’s League Two fixtures (all Sat 3pm KO)

  • AFC Wimbledon vs Tranmere Rovers
  • Carlisle United vs Salford City
  • Crawley Town vs Walsall
  • Crewe Alexandra vs Swindon Town
  • Doncaster Rovers vs Colchester United
  • Gillingham vs Newport County
  • Hartlepool United vs Barrow
  • Leyton Orient vs Stockport County
  • Mansfield Town vs Harrogate Town
  • Northampton Town vs Bradford City
  • Rochdale vs Sutton United
  • Stevenage vs Grimsby Town

The first team to be relegated from League Two this season was Rochdale, whose 1-0 defeat to Stockport on April 22 saw their 102-year stay in the EFL come to its conclusion.

Hartlepool sit 23rd and are in pole position to join them this weekend. The only sliver of hope for John Askey’s men is that, should they beat Barrow and nearest rivals Crawley lose to Walsall, the relegation battle will not be decided until the final day of the season.

National League

Wrexham players celebrated promotion to the EFL after hitting 110 points for the season with a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood

Champions: Wrexham

Qualified for play-off semi-finals: Notts County

Qualified for play-off quarter-finals: Chesterfield, Woking, Barnet, Bromley

Relegated: Yeovil, Scunthorpe, Maidstone United

National League final day fixtures (all Sat 5.30pm KO)

  • Aldershot vs Altrincham
  • Barnet vs Dagenham & Redbridge
  • Boreham Wood vs Yeovil
  • Chesterfield vs Maidstone United
  • Dorking Wanderers vs Scunthorpe United
  • FC Halifax vs Eastleigh
  • Gatehead vs Maidenhead United
  • Notts County vs York City
  • Oldham Athletic vs Bromley
  • Solihull Moors vs Woking
  • Southend United vs Wealdstone
  • Torquay United vs Wrexham

With Wrexham having already won the National League, the only way up for the remaining teams in promotion contention is through the play-offs.

Second-placed Notts County are the only side to have confirmed their place in the semi-finals, where they will be joined by either third-placed Chesterfield or fourth-placed Woking.

Barnet and Bromley have secured their places in the play-off quarter-finals and, while Boreham Wood only need one point to join them, should they slip up, Southend United and Eastleigh will be jostling to try and take that final play-off spot.

Meanwhile, there is just one relegation place left to be sealed. Torquay United currently occupy it and, to survive on the final day, they must better Maidenhead United‘s result and hope for an eight-goal swing.

FA Cup

FA Cup trophy

Final: Manchester City vs Manchester UnitedSunday June 3, 3pm

Carabao Cup

Manchester United players celebrate with the trophy

Winners: Manchester United

Papa Johns Trophy

Winners: Bolton Wanderers

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