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BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION
Seagulls Search For Survival
By: Daniel Cox | Saturday, 13 April 2019
After last weekend’s Wembley FA Cup disappointment, Brighton return to Premier League action at home to Bournemouth, just 5 points above the Premier League dropzone. Do Chris Houghton’s men have what it takes to handle the pressure and keep themselves afloat?
Bottom Five Teams
Brighton are one of 2 teams currently locked on 33 points, but they do have a couple of games in hand due to their FA Cup run. Although Brighton’s Cup run came to an end last weekend, it may come as a blessing in disguise. As much as the fans would have loved another trip to Wembley, it does allow them to fully focus on Premier League safety, which many would class as a higher priority.
The Seagulls remaining fixtures don’t make for optimistic reading either. They still have to travel to Tottenham and Arsenal, before facing Manchester City at home on the final day as 3 of their final 4 fixtures. For what many would consider to be a squad lacking in quality in comparison to others in and around them, Chris Houghton’s side do have is a serious sense of solidarity. Defensively they are always hard to break down and Glen Murray is a very underrated forward for them, a huge part of the way they play and his experience could be vital for them during the next few weeks.
I feel the next two games could go a long way to deciding their fate: Bournemouth and Cardiff, both at home. 6 points could nearly see them safe or as good as, but if they were to lose those two games.. their Premier League lives will certainly be on the line.
AUTHOR: Daniel Cox
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION
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