The tenth week of the 2014/15 season still has one match to be played, but as neither Crystal Palace or Sunderland are likely to be within shouting distance of the top half of the table, we're going to take a look at it from a Chelsea perspective today. Here's how it looks after Sunday's matches:
Despite playing relatively poorly against QPR on Saturday, Chelsea find themselves in much the same position as they were after week nine. Southampton managed to even up the GD gap with another win this weekend, but have yet to play either Manchester club, Chelsea, or Arsenal this campaign. Simple logic suggests that they'll come back to Earth eventually, and looking at the absolutely brutal schedule they've been handed in December, I'd give them about four more weeks of hanging around near the top before their slide down the table begins.
Manchester City and Arsenal both managed wins to keep themselves within reasonable proximity to the leaders, though Arsenal are looking increasingly reliant on Alexis Sanchez as the season wears on. Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Everton can all probably focus on fourth at this point, and maybe look up at Arsenal if they're feeling ambitious.
The six point cushion could be pretty important in the near future, as Chelsea's next fixture is the traditionally difficult trip to Anfield. Regardless of the result in that one (and hopefully it's a good one), Chelsea will top the table heading into the next international break.