I firmly believe the only reason we are not currently 4th is:
A: we dropped 6 points from draws at the start before the loan players came in
B: We have had the worst run of injuries in a short space of time in memory, once we lost Baines and Oviedo stepped up and we ran Arsenal ragged, since that game our first team and better sub options have just been decimated.
As it stands we are still in the hunt this season and good enough to contend for 4th next season, firmly believe that, this summer we just need to:
Replace Lukaku - tricky but far from impossible
Go begging to Barca to keep Deulofeu for a second season with a view to becoming a first team regular.
Keep everyone we want to keep (mainly Barkley and Coleman
We just need to consolidate what we have really. If the above happens and we add some decent cover in CM and up front alongside Kone, Gibson and possibly Traore, in the summer, we should be looking at another succesful season filling in the obvious gaps from this one.