It has been a season full of twists and turns in Ligue 1 and a title race full of frustration. Each side seems unable to fully capitalise on their rivals’ mistakes to really open up a commanding lead.
Paris Saint-Germain lead by four points over Lyon currently and are seven clear of bitter rivals Marseille. Yet that is closer than was expected at the start of the season when PSG were predicted to sweep all before them and march to the title.
That has not happened and Lyon have emerged as the capital club’s most serious challengers over the course of the season thus far, despite a valiant early effort from OM.
Here is a closer look at why these team deserve or don’t deserve to win this season’s title.