By now, even the most ardent Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City fans will concede the fact that the Premier League is a two-horse race. If not, they are blinded by the fact their teams are contrived to drop points every few weeks, showing the bark they had at September and October failed to match their bite. Not to rub a little salt in the wounds, but here are some of my favourite quotes.
"We have the quality, so we have to believe in ourselves. With the squad we have, we can do everything." - William Gallas after beating Arsenal at the Emirates.
"We have the chance to win the league this year and the decisive factor could be Edin Dzeko." - A somewhat enthusiastic Mancini on the impact of new £27 million signing.
"If we play with the spirit we played, I have no doubt we'll win the league, because we've got the quality in our team." - Frank Lampard in December as he eagerly awaited for a phoenix-like revival in form.
So, as the title suggests, there are only two teams in it and only a theoretical four points between the two with United in pole position. If there are going to be five matches that do decide the title it will be the following and assuming they can best the tricky matches in front of them and maintain home wins, it will make for an exciting clash come May 1.