We must beat Chelsea or we can't win the league I'm afraid.
Well we did beat Chelsea, so (despite your announcement that it was a one horse race because City got an offside goal against Watford) I suppose we're still in it.
We already got a favour from Palace this season, and Leicester. Asking for two favours from teams in the same season is a big ask.
Everyone expected the league to be decided by now, as it was 12 months ago. Even if we ultimately fall short by a point, we should be delighted with our first home win against the mancs in 5 years, our first home win against Chelsea in 7 years, our 5 wins and 4 other good results in top 6 games, and also proud of VVD, our disciplined, organised, waterproof defence, our keeper picking up the golden glove in his first season in England, incredible levels of consistency, closing the famous "25 point gap" that everyone said couldn't be done, and taking the title race as far as possible. Before we talk about Europe.
With or without silverware, there are so many positives to take from the season, and that's what we should focus on, not spitting blood because a bit part, injury prone player, voluntarily exchanged the chance of a title challenge for mid table mediocrity.