Tottenham have seen their grip on third place loosened in the past fortnight by defeats in big games.
They have developed a habit of underperforming when the pressure is on, and as the season comes to its conclusion that pressure is only going to increase, no matter who they are playing.
They have a four-point cushion ahead of Arsenal, but that could be slashed again this weekend, as they face a difficult trip to face Everton just three days after playing in the FA Cup.
Spurs look unstable at the back, and the loss of Michael Dawson for the rest of the season will hurt them.
What's more, Harry Redknapp has started tinkering with their formation in recent weeks, and I don't think the 4-4-2 is working.
They have been playing 4-4-1-1 all season, but since a successful experiment with 4-4-2 against Newcastle, Redknapp has stuck with it and it doesn't seem to be working.
Yes, they have had some injuries and suspensions, but it was surprising to see Louis Saha preferred last weekend ahead of Niko Kranjcar, who can play in the hole.
I have also been surprised to see the attempts to play Gareth Bale in the middle. After all, he's not Lionel Messi - he's a winger, and a very good one at that.
Mind you, I wasn't too impressed with Bale's comments this week in which he denied being a diver and said he goes to ground to avoid injury.
People often joke about rule changes turning football into a non-contact sport, but here there seems to be a player who is genuinely scared of being tackled.
I would have more respect if Bale fronted up and said that he does go to ground when the opportunity arises, because he's trying to help his team win.
That's what they would say in countries like Argentina, where there is no stigma about diving - you might not like it from a moral standpoint, but at least it's a straightforward approach.
I do not know what is going on in Bale's head when he runs towards goal, but I have never met a player who is worrying about the possibility of getting injured - you simply don't think about that during a game, and if you did it would seriously compromise your play.
Furthermore, if Bale jumps over tackles to avoid contact, why does he appeal for penalties when he goes down?
If you pull out of a challenge, you can hardly appeal for a foul you might have won if you had stayed committed.
Having said that, players diving is no worse than the modern trend for players hanging their legs out fishing for contact.
This is an old trick that Robert Pires used to do, and I have seen it done by Adam Johnson and Danny Welbeck among others this season.
It is hard for referees to detect when players manufacture fouls like this - or, to use Johnson's euphemism, 'anticipate contact' - and it's yet another reason why more use should be made of video evidence to look at incidents retrospectively.