Leeds United celebrate

Here's who Leeds United's promotion rivals will face over the Christmas period

Leeds United and the rest of the Championship are about to his a crucial festive period - but who are those challengeing at the top playing over the Christmas schedule?

Our Phil Hay takes a look at the promotion challengers and who they will be taking on.

Fixtures: Dec 15 - Bristol City (a); Dec 22 - Blackburn Rovers (a); Dec 26 - Nottm Forest (h); Dec 29 - Derby County (h); Jan 1 - Brentford (a).

1. Norwich City (1st, 43 points)

Fixtures: Dec 15 - Bristol City (a); Dec 22 - Blackburn Rovers (a); Dec 26 - Nottm Forest (h); Dec 29 - Derby County (h); Jan 1 - Brentford (a).
Buy a Photo
Fixtures: Dec 14 - West Brom (h); Dec 22 - Ipswich Town (a); Dec 26 - Derby County (h); Dec 29 - Blackburn Rovers (h); Jan 1 - Wigan Athletic (a).

2. Sheffield United (3rd, 37 points)

Fixtures: Dec 14 - West Brom (h); Dec 22 - Ipswich Town (a); Dec 26 - Derby County (h); Dec 29 - Blackburn Rovers (h); Jan 1 - Wigan Athletic (a).
Buy a Photo
Fixtures: Dec 17 - Nottm Forest (h); Dec 22 - Bristol City (h); Dec 26 - Sheff Utd (a); Dec 29 - Norwich City (a); Jan 1 - Middlesbrough (h).

3. Derby County (4th, 37 points)

Fixtures: Dec 17 - Nottm Forest (h); Dec 22 - Bristol City (h); Dec 26 - Sheff Utd (a); Dec 29 - Norwich City (a); Jan 1 - Middlesbrough (h).
Buy a Photo
Fixtures: Dec 14 - Sheff Utd (a); Dec 22 - Rotherham (a); Dec 26 - Wigan Athletic (h); Dec 29 - Sheff Wed (h); Jan 1 - Blackburn Rovers (a).

4. West Bromwich Albion (5th, 36 points)

Fixtures: Dec 14 - Sheff Utd (a); Dec 22 - Rotherham (a); Dec 26 - Wigan Athletic (h); Dec 29 - Sheff Wed (h); Jan 1 - Blackburn Rovers (a).
Buy a Photo
View more