Both Chelsea and Liverpool endured miserable nights on Wednesday.
Liverpool threw away a two-goal lead with less than 20 minutes remaining against a team who are fighting to stay up.
Despite their League Cup trophy, and their progress in the FA Cup, Liverpool are having a miserable season in the Premier League, and have lost four out of their last five games.
Even after all the money they spent last summer, they seem destined to yet again miss out on Champions League qualification.
Chelsea looked like they might pull out a win in Manchester last night, but also self-destructed in the last 20 minutes.
Michael Essien, who looks like a shadow of the player who once dominated the Premier League's midfields, gave away a ridiculous penalty, while the Chelsea defence was carved wide-open for Samir Nasri's 85th-minute winner.
Chelsea now lie five points off fourth spot. Their run in the Champions League may well be more than just a pleasant distraction;it might be their only way of making it back into Europe's premier competition next season.