Each week a few teams drop ever closer to the dreaded drop, whilst others get closer to the title. Every week is significant in the Premier League.

So, this week came as no exception, and GiveMeSport contributor Ollie Gentle has taken the time to bring you the five things we learnt from the games this weekend.

1) It's all going down the pan at Arsenal

It was one of the games of the season, and could have been a defining moment for Arsene Wenger. But it all went wrong for Arsenal.

On Wenger's 1000th game, more was anticipated. Now Wenger has never beaten Mourinho's Chelsea but that's not anything to go by. Arsenal were poor on all accounts.

Now I suppose Arsenal fans would say that it was because of the sending off, which was a real blunder by Andre Marriner, but by then it was going to be 3-0. 

Chelsea just knew what they were doing a bit better than Arsenal, excuses won't get the Gunners the trophy they've wanted for so long. Unfortunately, they seem to have gone off the boil a jot.

2) Manchester United have left it too late

Another team who haven't exactly worked wonders this season is Manchester United, who now seem to have picked up just slightly. Whether David Moyes has worked his magic though is still up for debate.

If you can overlook their shoddy display against Liverpool then they've actually been quite good during this month. Their 2-0 win against West Ham on Saturday, with Wayne Rooney's wonder goal, proved that they may just be finding some form, and the game against Olympiacos was no fluke.

But it's too late. If United had shown some of this form earlier on, then they may be higher up now. 

3) The drop edges ever closer

It's anyone's guess who will drop to the Championship, but as the games get less and less more wins need to be quickly seen out.

There's around seven teams who I think could drop, and it's clear that there's going to be more and more six pointers over the next few weeks. It's the time when we see who has the gift of the gab and who doesn't.

4) The next four games will decide Manchester City's fate

Manchester City face Manchester United, Arsenal, Southampton and Liverpool in the next four game-weeks and this may just decide if they are title worthy or not.

So it's a tough few weeks for Manuel Pellegrini's charges, who hope still to get the double they've desired for so long. 

Expect some fierce competitions, and perhaps not everything to go Manchester City's way. Surprisingly as it may come, I am ruling Manchester City out of the title hunt, one loss could see it all fade away ever so quickly.

5) A two-horsed race for the title?

I think personally it will be Liverpool and Chelsea fighting it out come May, and the table may be pretty close and go right down to the wire.

You may not understand why I am ruling out Manchester City, I do think that the Citizens will come unstuck, although you may feel free to disagree! They just haven't showed the same form as Chelsea and Liverpool have during this campaign.

Anything could happen, but for me Manchester City seem to make a hard job of the games they really should walk. Liverpool have a fearsome attack whilst Chelsea have around the same, and perhaps a better defence.

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