The latest chapter of the Premier League saw Manchester United crowned champions, the rest of the Big Four cementing their customary Champions League slots (despite a bit of a scare for Arsenal from Aston Villa), Everton, Villa and Fulham grab Europa League positions as well as the relegation of Newcastle United, Middlesbrough, and West Bromwich Albion.
Following the conclusion of the campaign, now is as good a time as any to take a look back at the star performers in each position and decide who should be deemed the best 11 in the country, across the season.
I've gone with a 4-2-3-1 formation as it reflects the nature of the league this season. It also allows to accommodate nicely the talents of the players I've picked. I'll try and justify each pick as we go along...
This position is notoriously difficult, and with so many excellent performers this season it's hard to judge which keeper stands out amongst his peers.
Should the keeper herald from the strongest defence? Or the keeper that made the least mistakes? The one that secured the most points for his side? Or the one that made the most wonderful saves?
There are lots of candidates this season, Brad Friedel broke the record for the most consecutive Premier League appearances and was excellent throughout the season.
Mark Schwarzer was dominant for a dogged Fulham side, whilst Pepe Reina inspired his team in an ultimately fruitless title chase.
Jussi Jaaskelainen was just ridiculous in some games, while Manuel Alumnia resided over the longest run of home clean sheets in more than 100 years and made some important saves.
However, Edwin van der Sar stood out amongst an excellent peer group, breaking the record for most clean sheets in a single campaign of football.
True, his defence is strong, but the way the Dutchman marshalled a sometimes weakened back four is to his credit, and to cap it off Edwin actually made some brilliant saves at key times for Man Utd.
They probably wouldn't have won the title without his contribution.
Composed, assured, solid, and a threat down the flank. Glen Johnson has enjoyed a fantastic campaign at Fratton Park this season, scoring a beauty of a volley against Hull City that was a candidate for goal of the season to boot.
The former Chelsea outcast has gone from strength to strength this campaign, nailing down the right-back birth in Fabio Capello's England side.
Honourable mentions include: Jose Bosingwa, Bacary Sagna and Habib Beye
The left-back slot has been difficult to pick, Ashley Cole improved in the latter stages of the season but was poor for long stretches, while Fabio Aurellio didn't feature enough for Liverpool to win the nomination despite telling contributions in some big games.
Leighton Baines has pipped the competition purely on the basis of the consistency of his contributions throughout the campaign, defensively solid, while also enjoying forages down the flank to support Stephen Pienaar.
Baines has enjoyed an excellent season and has even broke into Capello's thoughts, supplying Ashley Cole with his first real competition since Wayne Bridge sprang onto the scene.
Ok, so he flopped against Liverpool and he wasn't great in the Champions League final either...but apart from those two notable exceptions Nemanja Vidic has been an absolute monster at the back for a Manchester United team that leaked the fewest goals all season and tallied a record number of clean sheets.
And all this despite Rio Ferdinand suffering recurring injuries and the absence of a consistent right full-back at the club.
This has partially been down to the emergence of Johnny Evans and Rafael da Silva, but more down to Vidic's dominant displays.
If you were to ask who the best defence outside of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea...the answer you might come back with would be Everton, Arsenal or maybe Aston Villa, and you'd be wrong.
Fulham only conceded 34 goals this season, three less than Everton or Arsenal, and less than one goal per game this season. For a club like Fulham that is a fantastic achievement, and Hangeland has been the linchpin of this defence.
Though the focus is often been with Stephen Gerrard and Fernando Torres this season, the contribution of Xabi Alonso should not be underestimated.
He has been the best performer at Anfield this season, if you watch the games that Alonso has missed then Liverpool aren't the same creative force, they lack balance and vision.
The Spaniard's range of passing is sublime and he dominates the midfield with understated brilliance.
Personally my player of the season.
A player that might easily be missed amongst the array of bigger name candidates but make no mistake, Wilson Palacios has had a fantastic season.
When he left Wigan in January and headed for Tottenham the Latics were challenging for Europe, that their season tailed miserably and Spurs went from strength to strength is no coincidence.
Whilst he can't be credited for pulling Tottenham out of the relegation zone, his spirited but also assured and technically excellent performances nearly saw Spurs sneak into the Europa League at the expense of Fulham.
If people thought £14m was looking a bit expensive in January, it might look more like money well spent when comparing it to players brought in during the summer months.
This was supposed to be the season Sir Alex finally unleashed Wayne Rooney in a central role to see what he could do. But once again Rooney was shifted out wide for the greater need of the team, and Wazza shined in the role.
Grabbing 12 goals in the process Rooney has had an excellent season, putting in some dazzling displays and supplying key assists from out wide.
Rooney had a lot of competition for the position, Ashley Young showed glimpses of quality but frazzled following winter, Andrey Arshavin has been electric since moving to Arsenal in January—but three months can't justify a slot in a team of the season.
Whilst Robinho has performed better than his critics might have you believe, grabbing 14 goals from a wide left position, that's the same as Fernando Torres!
He's the man everyone loves to hate, but being narrowly pipped to the Golden Boot in the final week of the season isn't a bad achievement for a winger that missed part of the season with an ankle injury and took time after that to recover his form.
Especially considering his Ballon d'Or winning feats of last season Ronaldo's contribution this season shouldn't be underestimated.
He might not have sparkled quite as much this season, but he has still been stand out in his wide right position.
Captain Fantastic has lived up to his credentials this season, nearly spurring his side over the finish line in front of Manchester United to win the title. In an injury plagued season Gerrard has made the support striker role his own, scoring 16 goals in the process.
Combining brilliantly with Fernando Torres and underpinned by Alonso and Mascherano, Gerrard has excelled this campaign and taken a step towards truly fulfilling his potential.
Though the Liverpool skipper will probably reflecting on a season of "what if's" rather than his wonderful performances.
One of the classiest performers in the league, it is amazing that people talk so much about Drogba when Anelka has grabbed the Golden Boot this season. Despite having to move into an unfamiliar wide role, and at times be sacrificed for the sullen Drogba.
Anelka's movement, guile, pace, positional sense, and dedicated team play has been a joy to watch this season. Fernando Torres may be more destructive, but he has been injured too much this season to pip a wonderful Anelka to the top position.