Championship 2022/23 fixtures: All the opening day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and final day clashes

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Missing football? Fear not, next season's Championship fixtures have now been announced, giving us plenty to talk about as we anticipate another season of twists and turns.

Burnley will kick off the 2021/22 season away to Huddersfield on July 29, while Norwich travel to Cardiff and Watford kick off their campaign at home to Sheffield United.

Middlesbrough host West Brom in the first Saturday afternoon fixture of the season, while Sunderland's return to the Championship will be covered during their opening Sunday clash against Coventry City. Below, Planet Sport outline all the opening day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and final day fixtures for the upcoming season, with plenty of eye-catching matches for us to look forward to.

Opening weekend

Huddersfield Town's Jon Russell (centre) celebrates scoring
Huddersfield Town's Jon Russell (centre) celebrates scoring

The season kicks off with Vincent Kompany's Clarets travelling to Yorkshire to face Huddersfield, while Gareth Bale's first match at Cardiff City could come against Norwich City at home. Huddersfield vs Burnley Blackburn Rovers vs Queens Park Rangers Blackpool vs Reading Cardiff City vs Norwich City Hull City vs Bristol City Luton Town vs Birmingham City Millwall vs Stoke City Rotherham United vs Swansea City Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End Middlesbrough vs West Brom Sunderland vs Coventry Watford vs Sheffield United

Boxing Day

Middlesbrough's Jonny Howson (left) applauds the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match at St. Andrew's, Birmingham.
Middlesbrough's Jonny Howson (left) applauds the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match at St. Andrew's, Birmingham.

The full slate of 15:00 kick-offs on Boxing Day usually erupts with goals. Middlesbrough face newly-promoted Wigan Athletic at the Riverside, while West Brom face a hefty trip to Bristol. Bristol City vs West Brom Burnley vs Birmingham City Cardiff City vs Queens Park Rangers Hull City vs Blackpool Luton Town vs Norwich Middlesbrough vs Wigan Athletic Preston North End vs Huddersfield Town Reading vs Swansea City Roterham United vs Stoke City Sheffield United vs Coventry City Sunderland vs Blackburn Rovers Watford vs Millwall

New Year's Day

Norwich City defender Max Aarons
Norwich City defender Max Aarons

Just a week later, the Championship's New Year's Day fixtures give us even more mouth-watering clashes, including a potential top-of-the-table match-up between Norwich and Watford. Birmingham City vs Middlesbrough Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City Blackpool vs Sunderland Coventry City vs Bristol City Huddersfield Town vs Luton Town Millwall vs Rotherham United Norwich City vs Watford Queens Park Rangers vs Sheffield United Stoke City vs Preston North End Swansea City vs Burnley West Brom vs Reading Wigan Athletic vs Hull City

Final day

Max Power Wigan Apr22
Max Power Wigan Apr22

Just like last season, the 2022/23 campaign is bound to have plenty lying on the final fixtures of the calendar. Burnley end the season at home to Cardiff, while Watford and Norwich also end the season at home against Stoke and Blackpool respectively. There's also potential for fireworks in Wales as Swansea take on West Brom, while League One champions face League One runners-up Rotherham United in what could be a crucial six-pointer. Burnley vs Cardiff City Huddersfield Town vs Reading Luton Town vs Hull City Middlesbrough vs Coventry City Millwall vs Blackburn Rovers Norwich City vs Blackpool Preston North End vs Sunderland Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol City Swansea City vs West Brom Watford vs Stoke City Wigan Athletic vs Rotherham United

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