So Chelsea's 2013 has drawn to a close, and with a huge win to top it off. As we are now half way through the season, it seems as good a time as ever to take a look back at the first half and evaluate.
Chelsea are sitting in third place, just two points off the top of the Premier League, and despite some well-documented weaknesses in the squad, there have been some outstanding personal performances in blue so far this season.
Juan Mata was far and away the best player throughout the last two seasons, but has struggled to find playing time this year. So who is Chelsea's midseason player of the year? Read on for a few of the candidates, as well as the winner.