Manchester United already have one hand on the Premier League trophy. They hold a 12-point edge over rival Manchester City with 12 matches left, which means they should cruise to another title barring a complete collapse down the stretch.
So, unless the Red Devils make things interesting with a couple losses in the near future, fans will be forced to look elsewhere for intriguing races. It's a stark contrast from last season's fight to the finish that went down to the final moments.
There are still key spots up for grabs, though. The difference between third (Chelsea) and sixth (Everton) is seven points, and Liverpool are still alive in the race for a European spot as well. Then there's the relegation battle, which could include around six clubs.
Although it's not as exciting as if the title was still up for grabs heading into the final months, at least there should be several key matches down the stretch anyway. Let's preview the week ahead and take a look at some of the latest news and rumors making headlines.