ARSENAL and Tottenham are out of the Premier League title race already, history and stats suggest.
Both north London sides are well off the pace and languishing in mid-table six games into the new season.
Arsenal and Spurs both have nine points to their name and sit in 10th and 11th respectively.
And research shows that no team with this few points after six games has gone on to lift the Prem trophy.
Chelsea's 2016-17 title winners had 10 points after six games before going on to be crowned champions.
Antonio Conte's men ended up with 93 points to their name and finished seven clear of Spurs in second place.
Arsenal have won their last three games, including Sunday's 3-1 win over Tottenham, having lost their first three outings this campaign.
Tottenham, meanwhile, had maximum points after three games but have fallen to three limp defeats since.
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New Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo is already under pressure after Sunday's disastrous north London derby defeat.
Having started the Premier League season with three successive 1-0 wins, Nuno’s men suffered their third straight heavy defeat after going 3-0 down against the Gunners in the opening 34 minutes.
Nuno slammed his Tottenham players as he accused them of being unable to follow orders.
But potentially even more damaging for his own career prospects was his startling admission he was also to blame because he made 'bad decisions', hinting he got his tactics and team selection disastrously wrong.
Spurs boss Nuno stormed: “The performance was not good. The game plan was not good. The decisions were not good.
“It was definitely not a good day for us.
“Players were not able to do what I told them. When you have a game plan you have to make the right decisions in terms of who you want on the pitch to develop that game plan.
“I won’t name individuals who didn’t play it right but the game plan was not right according to the players on the pitch.
“We weren’t aggressive enough to control in midfield. We suffered when we wanted to go in front and let Arsenal to come to us. Bad decisions.”