The destination of the Premier League title and the doom of those to be demoted have now been tied up with one game still to play.
Here are nine reasons to postpone getting on with your life and remain in thrall to top-flight football for one last matchweek.
Leicester can sign off with a win at the home of last season’s champions
Then champions-elect Chelsea were the sole side to resist Leicester during the run of six wins in seven games that secure their survival in 2014/15.
Roles have been substantially altered a year on, but will the Foxes be able to sustain enough focus to see off opponents seemingly rejuvenated in recent weeks? Chelsea are 5/4 for victory.
Arsenal can still catch Tottenham
It’s been a shade more than 21 years since the Gunners last finished below the Lilywhites, who are two points ahead of them with one game remaining.
Victory is seemingly guaranteed for Arsenal, 4/25 to best visiting Aston Villa, but Spurs are slightly longer at 11/50 to grab the draw or win they need to snap the decades-long streak.
… Or be overhauled by Manchester City….
If Arsene Wenger’s men somehow conspire to lose to Aston Villa while Man City justify 12/25 favouritism against Swansea, they may yet be forced to begin their European journey in the qualifying rounds next term.
Manchester United’s Champions League participation hangs by a thread
After letting a 2-1 lead slip to lose to West Ham in midweek, the Red Devils must beg fate and Swansea to defeat City while besting on-the-beach Bournemouth.
West Ham could still conspire to miss out on Europe…
But for a slew of disappointing decisions from referees and their assistants, West Ham could have been firmly ensconced in the top four.
As it is they travel Stoke needing a 23/20-rated win to assure Europa League participation next season.
… With Southampton or Liverpool the potential profiteers
Lurking on the Irons’ coattails are the Saints and the Merseysiders.
The former have two points less, but an identical goal difference to the east London side, meaning they could yet usurp them if they win and West Ham draw.
Liverpool will need to win by a two-goal margin and hope neither of the others can take more than a point.
Mark Hughes’ record of top-ten finishes in full seasons is at stake
Stoke City were many shrewdies’ idea of dark horses for the top-six this season and at times they’ve looked capable of justifying the hype.
Yet, with one game remaining, they must land odds of 11/5 in beating a West Ham outfit with their own axe to grind to ensure they finished in the top half.
Failure to do so would end their manager’s run of placing tenth or higher in every season he has overseen from one end to another.
Francesco Guidolin could steer Swansea into the top-half
The Swans were one point above the relegation zone when the former Udinese boss arrived and could complete a remarkable turnaround under his auspices with a top-ten finish if converting the 19/4 about them beating Man City.
Everton could yet sink to 16th
The Toffees currently sit 12th, but wins for Watford, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Bournemouth could bust them down as far as fifth from bottom if they were to lose to Norwich City in what could well be a toxic Goodison Park ambience.