With Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham all still involved in European competition, the fact that we all have more expensive squads with greater strength in depth than the surprise Premier League title chasing club Leicester City was somewhat nullified.
And even though I do not think that Claudio Ranieri planned it that way, the early exit of Leicester from first the Capital One Cup and then the FA cup has left their fixture schedule relatively uncomplicated and uncluttered and their focus is firmly on the the fight for the Premier League trophy.
Arsene Wenger suggested recently that it is not necessarily helpful when, for instance, they have two weeks to stew on the defeat by Arsenal while everyone else keeps the momentum by playing. He does have a point and we will have to wait and see how the Foxes do when they get back into action next weekend against Norwich and then West Brom.
However, I fear that the Gunners could possibly have lost any advantage by having to face yet another game after we failed to beat Hull City and will have to play an FA cup replay. The fact that both sides have busy schedules already will mean that the replay puts us under serious risk of fatigue or injury or that we have to move a Premier League game and have to play catch up.
All this has got to be good news for Leicester, so could that draw with Hull have just handed the EPL trophy to Leicester?