It’s most unlikely but people are still talking about it.

With Chelsea looking less than convincing recently as Jose Mourinho’s side pays the price for his failure to rotate throughout the season, there is the tiniest chance that they could thrown away the league title that has been in the bag for months.

Of course, only the stupid are putting money on that happening but the United manager believes that the pressure being put on Chelsea could yield results, unlikely as that seems.

“The job is not done for the top four but I’m looking higher,” van Gaal said after his side defeated Aston Villa on Saturday. “For that, we have to win every week.

“It is not likely that we will be Champions, but it is possible when you put pressure on, as us and Arsenal are doing.

“Normally Chelsea should be Champions – but you never know.”

It would be one of the funniest things in the history of football if Chelsea were to blow their lead in the Premier League but it would also be one of the most improbable.

As much as we would all love for them to fall apart, with only seven games remaining and a game in hand, there’s no way they will.

Is there?

No. No, there isn’t.