Prior to this season, both sides would have looked at the Champions League as a realistic if ambitious aim, but come the half way point it's Spurs sitting pretty in fourth while Everton continue to frustrate, down in eleventh.
"We must come now in to a winning period of games, that's important." Guus Hiddink has revealed his master plan to try and salvage something from the wreckage of Chelsea's season – his ship steadying mission has passed off without incident so far.
Last up on Saturday, Man City travel to Watford looking for their first win in seven away matches. That's hardly title-winning form, and come kick-off City may well find themselves six points back from the top two, Arsenal and Leicester.
The early kick off gives Liverpool a chance to break in to the top 5 after spending most of 2015 mooching about in mid-table. 1-0 wins over Leicester City & Sunderland - Christian Benteke the scorer both times - moved the Reds on to 30 points, level with Manchester United.
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