October has been an eventful month for Chelsea to say the least.
But recent defeats to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and somewhat controversially to Manchester United in the Premier League, have brought Roberto Di Matteo's high-flying side closer to earth.
Here are the five players who most excelled these past few weeks for Chelsea, ranked in order of their performance and consistency.
1. Juan Mata
2. Petr Cech
3. John Terry
4. John Obi Mikel
5. Ashley Cole