Crystal Palace have a moral obligation to help Brighton

Brighton vs Cardiff City

And then there were two.

Following round 36 of the Premier League season, the battle to beat the drop is down to two teams.

Huddersfield Town and Fulham have already had their relegations to the Championship confirmed.

After the latest round of matches, Southampton in 16th have confirmed their Premier League status for another campaign.

That means either Cardiff City or Brighton will fill the final relegation spot.

Cardiff are third bottom with 31 points, while Brighton are 17th with 35 points.

 

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Crystal Palace’s moral obligation

It’s common knowledge that Crystal Palace and Brighton don’t like each other.

While the roots of the feud are a little cloudy, Crystal Palace will have an important say in Brighton’s efforts to beat the drop.

Next weekend the Eagles head to Cardiff City in the league.

If Palace can beat Cardiff, Brighton will survive possible relegation.

So what are the chances Palace try to actively tank in Wales? Could Palace throw the game to help try to relegate their rivals?

Last weekend Everton drew 0-0 at Selhurst Park, and after the match Roy Hodgson was asked about the upcoming Cardiff game.

As could be imagined, Hodgson confirmed Palace will try their best to sink the Bluebirds:

Showing some sort of respect, if you like, for the league and for the other teams in the league who may be in a different position to you . . . a duty of care might be putting it a bit strongly but I do think there is some sort of moral obligation to keep playing, keep doing the job as it should be done.

Also see: Chelsea’s double injury blow before Eintracht Frankfurt.

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