There is one thing that Tottenham, Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal have in common this season and that is that none of them has shown the required bottle to claim a Champions League place.
Those teams, Arsenal included I am ashamed to say, have made this the most ridiculous top-four race in Premier League history.
Let’s look at the points total for each team over their last four games respectively where a maximum of 12 points could have been achieved.
Arsenal 3 points
Tottenham 6 points
Man Utd 4 points
Chelsea 5 points
Now, as things stand today 73 points are enough to secure Champions League football next season and any one of those four teams would have secured qualifications if they would have won their last four games.
The fact that we lose three games in a row against non-top-six teams, that Tottenham loses at home to West Ham, that Man Utd lose 4-0 to Everton and Chelsea draw at home with Burnley tells you all you need to know about the ineptness of the teams fighting for those elusive qualification spots.
I know this is inaccurate but the perception is that none of them wants Champions League football and the Europa League looks the more attractive proposition, they are certainly playing as if that was the case.
Of course, the biggest bottlers have been us, we have squandered a golden opportunity to have already qualified for the Champions League and have the luxury of resting players ahead of the Europa League semi-finals.
But we are not the only ones, Tottenham are close to hanging on to their Totteringham title, they would have secured Champions League football this weekend with a home win over West Ham, instead they now have to navigate two Champions League semi-finals with an away match at Bournemouth sandwiched in the middle and that will not be an easy game.
Man Utd and Chelsea had it slightly harder and yet have done better than us, they at least had top-six opponents over the last four games but even so, Chelsea would be just one win away from qualifying if they could have beaten Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
I could go on but you get the picture, Tottenham, Chelsea, Man Utd and us have made the race for the top-four both exciting and an embarrassing joke.