The turn of the year is always a pivotal moment in the season.
For the Premier League, the grueling Christmas period always has a telling effect on the eventual outcome. But, how teams across Europe's other major leagues restart their respective campaigns after the winter break is just as important.
It stands to reason that some teams will not be able to maintain the form which took them to their end-of-year positions. This does not mean they cannot recover, but merely that they might endure a dip in form before the season run-in.
Here are seven teams who could see their seasons slide in the new year.