After Leicester City's defeat at the hands of Arsenal on February 14, their players got two weeks off to recuperate. This helped them bounce back and steer five points clear at the top. No such luck for the Arsenal and Tottenham as they setteled for a point after a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.
They will have to forget a disappointing week - the Gunners lost to Manchester United and Swansea, Tottenham lost to West Ham United - and plunge directly into their respective midweek matches, which includes a trip to the Signal Iduna Park for Mauricio Pochettino's side.
Arsenal will travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City, in the final fifth round match of the FA Cup. And should they progress to the next round of the competiiton, the Emirates club will face Watford in the quarter-final clash of the FA Cup at home.
The Gunners then travel to Camp Nou for the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie against Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Tottenham will be playing Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League, twice in a space of a week. Fortunately, they have a match against the bottom club Aston Villa in between. Both clubs are legitimate Premier League title challengers, but any slip ups over the next two weeks could see them lose touch with the top of the table.
It has to be said that the situation is more acute for Arsenal, who have consistently been in these position at this juncture of the season. Only to slip away during the weeks leading up to the end of the season. Arsene Wenger has held the Premier League title, but not in the past decade.
For Spurs it's a new experience. Over the past few seasons they have consistently held onto Europa League spots and now are challenging for the title with gusto that wasn't associated with them. If they manage to overcome the Dortmund challenge it would provide much needed fuel to power on till the end of this season.