What's the worst thing that can happen for each of the teams on Sunday assuming defeats!!
Arsenal loses and Man Utd Wins -- United go top, two points ahead of Arsenal. Chelsea still stays third, level on points with Arsenal and two behind Utd. History normally favours Utd if they go top!! They are hard to dispose off, but rather they normally go on to build a lead!!
Man Utd loses and Arsenal wins -- Utd remains a mammoth 4 pts behind Arsenal and really in the modern game, its not easy to chase a 4pt lead even though this is only mid-season. However, psychological factors favour Utd here for the reason that they have toppled a twelve point lead by xmas from Arsenal before. Liverpool will still stay fourth at 33 pts and a game in hand, which if they win as well, they will still stay above Liverpool provided GD is maintained in favour of Utd as it is for now!!
Chelsea wins and Utd losses - Chelsea moves to second place behind Arsenal, Arsenal having a superior GD!! United third and Liverpool fourth!! Utd two points behind Chelsea and Arsenal, but Chelsea a hard nut to chase especially after x-mas fixtures!! So, IMO the worst thing that can happen for the title is a Utd win and Arsenal loss; gives Utd an upper hand; the only big game away from home in 2nd round is Chelsea cause both Arsenal and Liverpool will have to go to Flare-Trafford!!
Whats your take??