As teams that have been Premier League mainstays in recent seasons, they have squads full of players that will likely be looking to jump ship at the first opportunity in a desperate attempt to play top-level Football.
Chelsea had held the record for most points prior to this week with 95 in the 2004-05 season.
"I'll never forget it; they missed big chances. We know our opponents have more individual quality so you have to find a solution". That year the defence was fantastic, especially with Petr at the back. Hughes' new team won 1-0 at fellow strugglers Swansea in midweek, and now only a set of truly extraordinary circumstances would see the south Wales side survive at Saints' expense.
Thank God for Marcos Alonso's face. But Kyle Walker has developed this year at City after joining from Tottenham. But, then again, the Spurs forward has netted six hat-tricks in the previous calendar year, and two of them came in the month of May. The player who dominated the Monaco midfield has been nowhere to be seen, and a particularly dire performance against Watford earlier this season is his most memorable contribution. They're both very forceful defenders in the middle of the team and have fantastic personalities.
Hopes were high for Klaassen when Everton forked out £24m for the Ajax captain's services, but the move has been an unmitigated disaster. I will speak with them. Pipe dreams of winning trophies and challenging for titles were quickly dismissed by a cold, harsh reality that, without major investment and without a revolution on an epic scale, nothing was ever going to change.
His was a career that took a long time to blossom. That leaves just one remaining spot with Liverpool being the front-runner in fourth ahead of Chelsea. The former Swansea and Juventus man has just one league goal to his name this season - a poor return for the £12m investment. They have taken seven points from their last three matches, and they played pretty well against both Chelsea and Arsenal, before slipping to 3-2 defeats against both opponents. Makelele shifted the ball to people who could do better in attack than himself. The league does not stand alone.
Toure confirmed there had been interest from other clubs, but he needed time to consider his options.
Afterwards, Kolo spoke to Sky Sports and they asked if he might persuade his brother to join him at Celtic, where he's technical assistant to Brendan Rodgers.
Key stat: Jan Vertonghen has won 118 of his 184 aerial duels in the Premier League this season (64.1%).
I won't talk about myself! To come to the game, they had such confidence, they thought they were going to beat us. We were all young and hungry.
"I have maybe one or two years more to play".
Manchester City have already been crowned the champions, and they have also made several new records this season. He connects perfectly with the way we want to play in this team.
Drogba is one of my first picks.
Carlos Carvalhal's team must make up a 10-goal swing. He was a talisman for us. There is no doubting the Swiss' ability, but he comes with baggage.
"How big and how quick?"
"I really think David Wagner and Chris Hughton should be quite close to Pep. This is the magic of this football game that you are not able influence everything".