Even in our poor run of form we're comfortably one of the best 4 sides in the league and I don't see any of the teams below us overtaking us or United and Leicester.
City are a different story and whole not impossible they will be difficult to catch now and we really have to beta them on Sunday to reduce the deficit.
On the team being broken up I thinks that needs to happen regardless to a certain extent. Even if we did go on and win the league this season I feel some sort of rebuild is needed to freshen things up and regain momentum with a couple of really top quality fresh signings, even if that means one of our big guns moving on.
There is simply no way that City will lose 4 more games than us in the the remaining fixtures, the only slim chance we had was winning against Brighton and then beating City, that would have taken us to 4 points behind them (assuming they win game in hand). As it is even if we beat them on Sunday we are 7 points behind which equates to 3 wins. We would then need to win all our remaining games to put pressure on them but it simply won't happen.
Our focus now has to be on securing CL for next season which I expect us to do quite comfortably, even with our current sh*t run we are still in the top 4 and I do expect us to improve from now until the end of the season.
Our other focus has to be on the current CL campaign and I think with a bit of good fortune we have a chance of getting #7, the reason for saying that is that we have actually been pretty good against the top teams so far, teams who play open football, so as long as we don't get Atletico or some team who deploys low block then we should be ok.