In your average football calendar, Christmas is usually looked upon as a landmark part of the year when any side can turn their season around, and Chelsea are no different.
The festive period generally heralds in a colder part of the year in the English top flight, a climate in which some teams have the knack to thrive.
As such, the Blues will be keen to grab all the points they can before 2013 is ushered in.
Despite the comfortable settling in of Eden Hazard, the changed form of Fernando Torres and the defensive heroics of Branislav Ivanovic, the next three months still have a lot of twists and turns for the current league leaders.
With that in mind, let’s preview the hardest obstacles Chelsea will face before that wonderful time of year that is December 25th.
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