If Chelsea beats Arsenal on Saturday, the fat lady can begin gargling.

The Blues would be 12 points ahead of Arsenal with 14 games remaining and there is no evidence that Chelsea is going to falter. In the 24-year history of the Premier League only twice has the sort of lead Chelsea has been blown.

Everything seems to be going well for Antonio Conte's team. On Tuesday, it drew 1-1 at Liverpool and missed a late penalty, yet rivals' failures meant Chelsea still extended its lead to nine points.