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Key Dates

Key dates for the 2017/18 season 

Fixtures for the 2017/18 season saw all three divisions of the EFL kick-off over the weekend Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August. 

The regular season will continue until the weekend of 5th May 2018, when the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and League Two will all come to a close. 

The EFL Play-Off Finals will then take place on successive days at Wembley Stadium over a Bank Holiday weekend in May, starting with the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final on Saturday 26th, ahead of the season finale for Sky Bet League One on Sunday 27th and Sky Bet League Two on Monday 28th May. The order of the Play-Offs has been reversed – i.e the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final will take place on the Saturday - to assist with international call-ups ahead of the 2018 World Cup. 

Round One of the Carabao Cup will take place immediately after the season openers, with midweek slots on week commencing Monday 7th August. The majority of Premier League teams will join the competition from Round Two although those competing in European competitions will join in Round Three. The 2018 final is scheduled for Sunday 25th February. 

The 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy will begin towards the end of opening month, with the first round of fixtures scheduled for week commencing Monday 28th August. 

Key Dates - 2017/18

Carabao Cup Round One draw: 16th June 2017

Sky Bet EFL fixtures announced: 21st June 2017

Sky Bet EFL season starts: Weekend of 5th August 2017 

Carabao Cup Round One: Week commencing 7th August 2017 

Carabao Cup Round Two: Week commencing 21st August 2017

Checkatrade Trophy Group Stages: Week commencing 28th August 2017

Carabao Cup Round Three: Week commencing 18th September 2017

Checkatrade Trophy Group Stages: Week commencing 2nd October 2017

Carabao Cup Round Four: Week commencing 23rd October 2017

Checkatrade Trophy Group Stages: Week commencing 6th November 2017

Checkatrade Trophy Round Two: Week commencing 4th December 2017

Carabao Cup Round Five: Week commencing 18th December 2017

Carabao Cup Semi-Final first leg: Week commencing 8th January 2018

Checkatrade Trophy Round Three: Week commencing 8th January 2018

Carabao Cup Semi-Final second leg: Week commencing 22nd January 2018

Checkatrade Trophy Round Four: Week commencing 22nd January 2018

Carabao Cup Final: Sunday 25th February 2018

Checkatrade Trophy Semi-Finals: Week commencing 26th February 2018

Checkatrade Trophy Final: Sunday 8th April 2018

Sky Bet EFL regular season ends: Weekend of 5th May 2018 

Sky Bet League Two regular season ends: Saturday 5th May 2018, 3pm

Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final: Saturday 26th May 2018

Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final: Sunday 27th May 2018

Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final: Monday 28th May 2018