Brighton notch unwanted record as threat of Premier League relegation looms large
The South Coast team lost against fellow strugglers Cardiff last night and that makes it four Premier League defeats in a row without scoring.
5 - Brighton & Hove Albion are the first top-flight team to lose five consecutive matches without scoring in all competitions since Aston Villa in October 2014. Troubled. pic.twitter.com/JtwbmpRERQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 16, 2019
The defeat leaves Chris Hughton's men just two points clear of the Premier League drop-zone and the alarm bells are now well and truly ringing for a team that looked well clear of safety just a month ago.
Brighton has lost five consecutive matches in all competitions without scoring, and three of the four of the matches in that sequence were against Southampton, Bournemouth & Cardiff, all sides in and around them on the table. This is a worrying run of results for Brighton and, after last night, this is what their schedule looks like for the rest of the Premier League season:
If you're a Brighton fan, it doesn't make for good reading with matches against Wolves and Tottenham on the horizon. Can they arrest their horrible slump in form and raise their game in time to save themselves from relegation?
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