Chelsea have taken a sly dig at Manchester United ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final clash.
The Blues are set to play host to the Red Devils on Monday, with Stamford Bridge the stage for what promises to be a heavyweight knockout encounter.
United have gone unbeaten through 17 Premier League fixture since that forgettable afternoon in October, but their top-flight standing has surprisingly stayed the same.
They have been able to close on the top four and potential Champions League qualification, but table-topping Chelsea have taken the opportunity to remind their upcoming foes that while they are surging clear at the summit, those at Old Trafford have been treading water.
A pre-match build-up article on the club’s official website read: “Monday’s cup opponents are enjoying a long unbeaten run in the league stretching back to October.
“It has lifted them all the way from sixth to sixth.