So who's going down?
Reading?—check. Queens Park Rangers?—check. The third slot? Still wide open, I'm afraid.
Calls that the battle to avoid 18th place is solely between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic are premature and incorrect: A win for Villa sees them level with 14th place, then they travel to Norwich the week after.
Two incredible but not unrealistic victories will see the claret and blue side safe, but football isn't simple, and we all know it.
Despite Stoke's win last weekend, there's genuine credit to the theory that if they hadn't played a thoroughly deflated and defeated team they would not have claimed a priceless three points.
The Potters still look very vulnerable, but Wigan Athletic must be the favourites.
They have a game in hand, but they have to win it, and their schedule looks pretty daunting. Tottenham, Manchester City, Arsenal, Swansea and West Brom precede the deadline day "big 'un" against Aston Villa at home.