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Amongst our weaponry: stability, consistency, belief

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Such diverse elements!

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Our chief weapon is BELIEF...

"We believe in ourselves. We have strong mentalities. We try to cope with the difficult moments we have during the whole season. This is a difficult moment but it's a difficult moment that we can handle in the best possible way. We are ready to play, we are ready to fight, to suffer together."

"We are ready for everything, so really we believe in ourselves, and we believe that the most difficult job is the job of the others that come from behind, because the others, if they draw one game, they are in trouble. They have to win every game so it's more difficult for them than for us."

Depending on what Manchester City do in a couple hours, our magic number is either 16 (if City win) or 15 (if City lose/draw).  With eight games left, that amounts to five wins and maybe a draw, but that's assuming either City or Arsenal win out.  Which is quite unlikely, though obviously not impossible.

But our position is luxurious.  We can afford to drop points and still be champions comfortably.  We can lose a third of our remaining games and still probably walk away with the title.  It's a great time to be alive.

...BELIEF and STABILITY...

"...I always think stability is very important in a team, and it's not in April that you are going to make important changes in the team. April is a moment of stability and obviously I keep faith in the people that I trust from the beginning of the season."

...and CONSISTENCY...

"For me football is not just mathematics, and when some people write that Fabregas has dropped his level because the number of assists are not the same, the number of assists are probably not the same because the player that he assists doesn't score. I think he's playing wonderfully well for us. I never had doubts about his importance for us in the team..."

"...and Matic, he was suspended, and after the suspension he was injured celebrating in the final, so he went back and he was not in the best condition ... he was out for two or three weeks so it takes time..."

Mourinho's rotation policy may have its critics, but after coming so close last year, it has (most likely) won us the title this season.  How do you mess with success (especially mid-season)?