After they finished 2014 with a run of seven wins in eight Premier League matches, it is fair to say 2015 has proved quite the let down for Manchester City.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won just four of their 10 league games since the turn of the year, losing three.
The Citizens have also been dumped out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough, and stand on the brink of a Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona.
The Premier League title now looks a distant hope – Chelsea are five points clear with two games in hand – but something previously unthinkable could now also be on the cards, that City miss out on the top-four.
Arsenal closed the gap on the Sky Blues to just one point with their win over West Ham, and it is not only the Gunners who might be eyeing up the stricken Citizens.
Liverpool, currently on a four-game winning streak, will be just four points behind City if they beat Swansea in their next match, which they are priced at 1/1 to win.
Even closer are Manchester United, who can go two behind their local rivals with a win over Tottenham Hotspur, themselves currently trailing City by just eight points. The Red Devils are 10/11 to best Spurs at Old Trafford.
The race for Champions League spots has so far focussed on just third and fourth, but City’s terrible form has perhaps opened up second as well.
Pellegrini’s team are seventh in the form table over the past six games, behind all of the sides currently ranked third to sixth.
City also still have to travel to both Manchester United and Spurs, as well as facing seventh-place Southampton on the final day.
Without a drastic turnaround in their form, the Citizens might not only end up trophy-less this season, but perhaps even miss out on a Champions League spot as well.