On Sunday, radio host Colin Murray put his pundits in an awkward position by suggesting that they should give up on trying to predict who will win the title and just enjoy the ride like every other fan.
For the analysers and commentators on the show, it was a bit like being asked to suddenly write their own job description, knowing that there was a raft of redundancies on the horizon.
However, Murray did have a point, as the title race took another turn at the weekend. Well, it was going to take a turn whatever happened, but in any case it turned in Chelsea's favour after they won 2-1 at Old Trafford to go two points clear of Manchester United at the top of the table.
Alex Ferguson was well in his rights to complain about linesman Simon Beck's baffling decision to keep his flag down as Didier Drogba charged through and fired the eventual winner into the roof of the net.
Mike Dean also came in for a slating despite the fact that the referee - whose commitment to officiating is a loss to the traffic warden business - denied Chelsea a penalty claim every bit as stonewall as United's. Seeing as he was on the winning side, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti could afford to be more magnanimous.
You can't blame Fergie for venting his frustration: in the absence of Wayne Rooney being fit or Dimitar Berbatov fully seizing his moment to silence his doubters, United looked second best. The champions even lacked a cool finisher like Jlloyd Samuel popping up with yet another own goal for them.
Federico Macheda may have scored after coming off the bench, but that only served as a reminder of how tight the title race was last season, when the youngster's winner against Aston Villa turned things in United's favour. At the time, that moment from the oldest-looking teenager in Britain felt like a title-decider, whereas Drogba's strike did not.
In fact, if it's an omen for the destination of the title you want, then Nicklas Bendtner's injury-time winner against Wolves is the one you're after.
The Dane, whose name often prompts words such as 'brothel', 'banjo' and 'barn door', scored his seventh goal in nine games to keep the Gunners in touch with one of those ground-out victories that we're always being told make champions.
The result may have been expected on paper before the match, and the more Arsenal struggled to make a breakthrough, the more you knew it was coming. Then, just as it seemed as though Marcus Hahnemann would become the most significant goalkeeper in a title race since Ludek Miklosko, Arsenal scraped a win that gives them the momentum needed as the season draws to a close.
They may be three points behind Chelsea, but on paper they have the easiest run-in.
They may have been hit by several injuries recently, but so have their opponents.
They will, in all likelihood, get a footballing equivalent of an atomic wedgie at the Camp Nou tomorrow, but even that might work out to their advantage if United beat Bayern Munich.
So there you have it, Arsenal for the title. At least until next week.
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If David N'Gog's dive against Birmingham in November robbed the Blues of a famous victory at Anfield, then revenge was certainly had at St Andrews on Sunday.
With Liverpool being held at 1-1, desperate for three points to keep them in with a shout of finishing fourth, Rafa Benitez brought on the Frenchman as a replacement for the "exhausted" Fernando Torres. As the Spaniard trundled off on 66 minutes, Steven Gerrard looked on with an exasperated expression not seen since he last heard there was no Phil Collins on the playlist. The Blues crowd booed N'Gog on to the pitch, and his every subsequent touch received the same treatment.
If the old adage that fans only boo rival players they fear is true, N'Gog is the exception that proves it. Three glaring misses and as many ironic cheers later, Liverpool's top four hopes had all but evaporated, and the Blues had their revenge.
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Talking of booing, Roy Hodgson expressed his frustration at Fulham fans after some of the Craven Cottage faithful had a go at his side at half-time as they were losing 1-0 to Wigan.
This being Wigan, Fulham came back after the break and eventually won 2-1, but that did not stop Hodgson from responding after the match.
He said: "The crowd has been fantastic but you do hope sometimes that people show some degree of understanding for the level of difficulty people are being faced with... (the players) don't deserve people shouting 'wake up'. It is not a question of waking up, it is a question of getting tired legs going again in a tough Premier League game."
It's not the first occasion in recent times that a team has been booed off at the break. Without even delving deep into its memory, ED can think of times when Villa and Spurs have been derided by the home crowd as they have gone down the tunnel for being goalless at half-time, while Gary Megson was virtually welcomed to the Bolton dugout with abuse from Trotters fans.
Fans of course have the right to make their displeasure known, especially when they are paying ever-increasing prices for tickets, programmes and terrible, terrible beer.
But by heckling their sides so often the effect of the boo - often a supporter's greatest weapon - is being diluted. It should only be used when there is a real endemic problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible, i.e. when a manager or even owner has more than outstayed their welcome.
Before we know it, every Premier League ground will have an atmosphere as limp as that served up most weeks at clubs like Real Madrid, where the crowd often seem intent on booing and whistling their galacticos until they score, at which point they go silent for the rest of the match.
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For all the action at the top end of the table, the highlight of ED's weekend came at Fratton Park, during Portsmouth's 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers, possibly the most inconsequential match in Premier League history.
Anthony Vanden Borre's red card on the hour mark was witnessed by the whole crowd except for Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara, who was caught on the hop when Jeff Stelling went live to him at pitchside for details, only for him to be none the wiser about the incident.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's about getting that fighting spirit back in us. I want to see some tackles flying in for goodness sake. I wish I had put my boots on (on Saturday) because I would have been kicking a few backsides, that's for sure!" - Brian Laws issues a good old rallying cry to his Burnley players after their 6-1 drubbing by Manchester City.
FOREIGN VIEW: "This match-fixing matter is shameful. This reversal is ridiculous. It offends us. We are absolutely not indifferent to it as it's an ugly thing." - Internazionale president Massimo Moratti brands attempts this week to drag the Serie A champions into Italy's 2006 match-fixing scandal as shameful.
COMING UP: Full review of the weekend's Premier League action, with Team of the Week, Winners and Losers and Matchday Stats, Behind Enemy Lines plus Paul Parker's take on the weekend's main talking points.
Then there's a full programme of Championship, League One and League Two matches to follow throughout the day, including live commentary of Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City at 17:30 and Newcastle United v Sheffield United at 19:45.