2020/21 - Dates for Your Football Diary

  • August 13, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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The EFL have announced fixtures for the 2020/21 campaign will be released at 9am on Friday 21st August 2020.

Wanderers will begin their league season over the previously confirmed weekend of September 12/13, but they face two competitive games prior to that after plans for the Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy were revealed.

Carabao Cup

Ian Evatt's side will kick-off the new season with a Carabao Cup tie on September 5, the draw for which will be held this coming Tuesday - August 18.

Rounds two, three and four will then be held over consecutive midweeks - September 15/16, 22/23 and 29/30.

Round five will be held in the midweek prior to Christmas - December 22/23 - with one-legged semi-finals taking place on January 5/6, 2021, determining who will meet in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 28th February 2021.

Round One
September 5, 2020

Round Two
September 15/16, 2020

Round Three
September 22/23, 2020

Round Four
September 29/30, 2020

Round Five
December 22/23, 2020

Semi-Finals
January 5/6, 2021

Final
February 28, 2021

EFL Trophy

In the week following Round One of the Carabao Cup, the group stage of the EFL Trophy will begin.

Bolton will play the first of their three ties on September 8/9, 2020, with remaining group matches taking place on October 6/7 and November 10/11.

Should they progress through to the knockout stages, the Round of 32 will be held on December 8/9, 2020, with Round of 16 outings taking us into the New Year - January 12/13, 2021.

Quarter-final ties will take place on February 2/3, 2021, semi-finals on February 16/17, 2021, with the final being played at Wembley Stadium on March 14, 2021.

Matchday 1
September 8/9, 2020

Matchday 2
October 6/7, 2020

Matchday 3
November 10/11, 2020

Round of 32
December 8/9, 2020

Round of 16
January 12/13, 2021

Quarter-Finals
February 2/3, 2021

Semi-Finals
February 16/17, 2021

Final
March 14, 2021

Emirates FA Cup

Whilst preliminary and qualification rounds of the FA Cup have been adjusted slightly on previous years, the scheduling of the 'proper' competition remains largely unaffected.

Wanderers will enter at the first-round stage - with ties set to take place over the weekend of November 7/8, 2020. Second round ties will be held over the weekend of November 28/29, 2020, with the remaining rounds keeping to their usual slot on the calendar.

The biggest change to this coming season's journey is the removal of replays, which The Football Association say will 'ease pressure' on the schedule for all clubs - particularly those involved in the latter stages who may also be taking part in European competition.

First Round
November 7/8, 2020

Second Round
November 28/29, 2020

Third Round
January 9/10, 2021

Fourth Round
January 23/24, 2021

Fifth Round
February 9/10, 2021

Sixth Round
March 20/21, 2021

Semi-Finals
April 17/18, 2021

Final
May 15, 2021

League Two

Beginning over the weekend of September 12/13, 2020 and concluding on May 8/9, 2021, the EFL schedule is starting some six weeks later than usual.

This means clubs in the Championship face upwards of 13 midweek rounds, whilst those in League One and League Two will have 11 over the course of the season.

The campaign will culminate with the divisional Play-Off Finals, which will all be held at Wembley Stadium over the Bank Holiday period between May 29-31, 2021.

Again, fixtures for the league season will be released at 9am on Friday 21st August 2020.

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