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In Numbers: Matchday 22

15 December 2017

Another EFL matchday is on the horizon, and we've taken a look at some facts and figures ahead of all the action...

1 - This weekend marks one year since Sunderland's last home victory. Chris Coleman will aim to bring the run to an end against his former side, Fulham.

2 - There are a pair of Friday fixtures to get the weekend up and running. Swindon Town host Colchester United in League Two, while Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves meet in the Championship live on Sky Sports.

3 - Cardiff City, Southend United and Notts County all remain unbeaten at home this season, and the trio are all in action on their own patch this weekend.

4 - The latest batch of TV games were announced this week, with Championship promotion contenders to be screened on Sky Sports in four matches across January and February.

TV Games: Sky Sports' latest selections announced

5 - Blackburn Rovers are the EFL's in-form team, picking up maximum points in their last five League One outings. Defender Charlie Mulgrew has five in his last four games.

6 - To mark six months since the Grenfell Tower fire, Queens Park Rangers opened their doors to some of the survivors earlier this week to offer festive goodwill and community support.

8 - Gillingham have drawn eight matches, a joint-high in League One, and welcome a Bristol Rovers side who are one of two teams in the EFL yet to share the spoils in a game. The other are Nottingham Forest.

10 - Johnny Mullins became Luton Town's 10th different scorer of the Hatters' last 10 goals, when nodding in against Notts County last weekend.

12 - Forest Green Rovers forward Christian Doidge is in fine form in front of goal, scoring 12 goals in his last 11 appearances in all competitions.

17 - Queens Park Rangers travel to Birmingham City on Saturday without a win in their last 17 away games, dating back to February. That victory came at the home of the Blues.

106 - A Section 106 agreemement was signed earlier this week, clearing the way for AFC Wimbledon to return home to Plough Lane.

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