We are not far away from the stage of the season where those around mid-table start begging for the end of the campaign.
They will not be going up and they will not be going down, so the remaining matches largely feel pointless.
One team somewhat surprisingly in that boat are Aston Villa, currently sat in 13th place despite being fancied to comfortably make the top-six in pre-season.
There have been a few areas of weakness at the club but between the sticks appears to be one of the main ones.
Orjan Nyland was signed in the summer by Steve Bruce to be the club’s number one but was quickly exposed as extremely error prone.
Having suffered an injury, January signing Lovre Kalinic has had a free run at the number one shirt but is yet to impress and nail down his position.
Nyland shared an update recently on his injury after meeting with a specialist saying that the news was very good.
So, how will the Croatian be feeling with his teammate nearing a return?
He should definitely be fearing for his first-team spot. Nyland’s spell out of the team will most likely of helped him to realise his mistakes and will be ready to reclaim his place.
Kalinic will likely have a few more weeks yet before he is at risk but will need to start performing with much more consistency in order to stave off Nyland.