But after this weekend's results, normal service was resumed after Arsenal's bottle seemed to break after losing out 3-1 to Stoke in the days early kick off, meanwhile the big match of the day that could have seen Chelsea draw level with Man United ended with an emphatic win for the 18 times champions.
Javier Hernandez took just 36 seconds to break the deadlock as he seized on a David Luiz error to net his 20th goal of the season.
The defending champions needed a win to leapfrog United on goal difference but Carlo Ancelotti's men are now six points behind with just two matches remaining.
- Man United 36 76
- Chelsea 36 70
- Arsenal 36 67