There is a significant gap between runaway leaders Man City and the chasing pack, but also a huge gap between Arsenal in sixth and those from seventh downward.
With Swansea keen to keep the momentum going, they would likely settle for a point at the Amex, especially with some winnable games to come at the Liberty Stadium in the following weeks. The mood has not been helped by a disastrous trip to Barcelona where four senior players - Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill - were alleged to have been involved in the theft of a taxi.
So how do Chelsea look, when compared to the so-called Royalty of Europe, over the last 19 seasons in league play?
In 2010, Spurs finished in European places for the first time - breaking up the monopoly that Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal had on the top four for the years preceding.
This weekend looks, on paper, to be a belter and should be a fascinating watch, particularly Sunday which is the true definition of Super Sunday!
Jose Mourinho delighted and excited to be here
Manchester City - who are digital innovators - lead the Premier League with a 1.1 million following.
United greats already showcased are David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Robin van Persie.
Once the end of February rolls around, we slowly start to get the odd fixture that feels meaningless.
Liverpool scored five against a poor Porto side and they also have chronic inconsistencies at the back.
The last five finals have been contested by these teams, except for Borussia Dortmund in 2013. The traditional historical powerhouses, Liverpool and Manchester United stopped qualifying with regularity.
Then comes Manchester United against Chelsea, Jose Mourinho taking on Antonio Conte. This means things are a bit off like total points and wins, etc. which is why I didn't focus on them. A good mixed day beckons us with a lots of good, bad and not-so-beautiful rumours in the ocean today.
Everything points towards a City win, given their incredible dominance this season, but their shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Wigan Athletic will have stung. Conceding that goal gave Barcelona the edge as it's almost guaranteed they will find the net at home in the return leg. Unless you are a Chelsea supporter, obviously.
Mourinho 'not happy or unhappy', but annoyed by Pogba question
And yet here we are all the same, being treated over two puzzling days in Seville to a bizarre and divisive pre-match power-play. Muriel summed up Sevilla's frustrations just before the hour mark, dragging a left-footed effort wide of the right-hand post.
Mañana fiestón por llegada de año nuevo
Según la cultura china , las personas que nacieron con el signo zodiaco del perro también comparten estos rasgos. La celebración del Año Nuevo en China dura 15 días, sin embargo el gobierno da oficiales únicamente tres días.
Barca game one of my best — Willian
We gave 120% in this game, so we must be disappointed with the result. "We are talking about 1-1 and maybe we deserved more". Messi's goal was his first ever goal against Chelsea in nine games, sending his fans into a wild frenzy on Twitter .
Van Dijk starts on Southampton return — Liverpool team news
We have weakened our 'feeder club' considerably. "But I think today the biggest defeat was the way we played in the second half". The gap has been considerably reduced, and Klopp is eyeing the March 10 trip to Old Trafford as a chance to finally catch them.
Man Utd star becomes latest to hit out at speed of VAR
I think maybe it's because he's this kind of kid profile: a normal haircut, no tattoos, no big cars, no big watches, humble kid. Also, the club terminated the contracts of chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman on Tuesday.
Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting
The FBI says it failed to investigate a specific report in January that Nikolas Cruz could be plotting a school shooting . The community of Parkland, Florida is working to somehow move forward and heal after Wednesday's high school massacre.
Chelsea played close to the perfect game — Conte
The 28-year-old is Bayern's lucky charm as they are now unbeaten in 62 competitive matches that Müller has scored in (W59 D3). Willian , who drifts in and out of the team, fired Chelsea in front after hitting the woodwork twice in the first half.
Reports: Real To Offer £100m Plus One Star For Hazard
They asked: "Would you rather have Eden Hazard or Gareth Bale and £100 million?" to which over 12,000 Twitter users responded. At the 2014 World Cup, Hazard was so peripheral against Argentina in the quarter-finals that he was eventually substituted.