2) Chelsea F.C. - The Blues have played themselves out of Three Down and into Three Up. Since sacking André Villas-Boas, Chelsea has done nothing but win. A 2-nil win over Birmingham in the FA Cup and a 1-nil win at Stamford Bridge over Stoke set the Blues up for a dramatic comeback against Napoli. The West London side came into their Round of 16, second leg match down 3-1, but were able to overturn that deficit. The old guard of Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and John Terry led the Blues as they charged to a 4-1 extra-time victory. Despite the victory, Chelsea are a volatile team. While they have shown more life under Roberto Di Matteo, the team has been a bit like Jekyll and Hyde this season. Which personality will prevail?
3) Real Madrid - Los Merengues do nothing but win. With just 1 loss this season to a team not named Barcelona (high-flying Valencian side Levante beat Madrid 1-nil back in September), Madrid have built up a seemingly insurmountable 10 point lead at the top of the La Liga table. In Europe, Madrid's form has been equally impressive. A 4-1 drubbing of CSKA Moscow ensured their progression in the Champions League, and the draw fell in their favor with APOEL as their quarterfinal opponents. All signs point to a potential Clásico match against Barça in the Champions League final.