We already knew Fulham and Huddersfield Town were doomed for the drop, but could all three teams be settled come Tuesday.
Weekend wins from Newcastle, Southampton, Burnley, and Bournemouth put the quartet in safe standing, while another Cardiff City loss has the Bluebirds looking at Tuesday as their last realistic hope of survival.
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That’s because Cardiff City will visit struggling 17th place Brighton and Hove Albion, whose 10 men were battered 5-0 at home by Bournemouth.
That leaves Cardiff with 28 points and four matches to play, five points behind Brighton who holds 33 and a match-in-hand. Southampton is next closest with 36 points following its defeat of Wolves.
Cardiff City has to take all three points at the Amex Stadium come Tuesday, with its remaining fixtures home to Liverpool, away to Fulham, home to Crystal Palace, and away to Manchester United.
After Cardiff’s visit, Brighton and Hove Albion tangles with Wolves at the Molineux before visiting Tottenham, hosting Newcastle, traveling to Arsenal and hosting Man City on the final day of the season.
There are enough chances for the worm to turn in Cardiff’s favor, but the Seagulls can all but end the Bottom Three drama in 72 hours time.