Chelsea ticked off three more points in their Premier League title quest with a 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Wednesday but Tottenham Hotspur's Houdini-like 3-1 win at Swansea means the race is far from over.
Spurs, now second in the league, completed a remarkable comeback to defeat Swansea City 3-1 on Wednesday, while Chelsea remained on course for their fifth league title with a 2-1 win over fourth-placed Manchester City. The best way is to think Tottenham can win eight games.
"We have been working really hard to be top but it's true, nothing is won yet. But it's a game of football and we will go there to win".
To keep their challenge going to the wire, Spurs' tough assignments include a resurgent Leicester City, arch-rivals Arsenal and Man United.
Successive league draws against Stoke, Liverpool and Arsenal, followed by the result at Stamford Bridge, have seen City manager Pep Guardiola's team slip to fourth place in the standings. In the second half we defended very well, with good balance.
"At this moment. we have only one focus, to stay in the Premier League", Silva told reporters. "So this is a good win for us against a top team, with great players and the best coach in the world". At this part of the season it's not easy because the pressure is very high.
"On a personal level, for someone of his calibre - such an wonderful player, an unbelievable guy - to put his arm around you and help your confidence, it's been absolutely fantastic to me".
City had hope, but John Stones spurned a stoppage-time opportunity to equalise.
Liverpool had looked like taking all three points at home to Bournemouth but Joshua King's late leveller denied the Reds. "We must get more expertise in this, for sure".
"I like the way they play". I'm a lucky man, to be manager of this club. We were finding different solutions, different possibilities to play and changing positions.
Guardiola, who had no complaints over the penalty award for Fernandinho's trip of Pedro, reckons City's season might have been different had they beaten Chelsea at home four months ago.