Had you told Chelsea fans after last season that they would finish third in the Premier League table and reach the semifinals of the Champions League, with almost the same personnel as last year, it is probably an outcome that most would grudgingly take.
Having watched the season play out, however, there is a feeling that something much bigger just slipped out of their grasp. The title race was close until the bitter end, and the Champions League trophy was only two wins away.
Nevertheless, there were many reasons to cheer at Stamford Bridge this year. Instead of dwelling on the disappointments, let's focus on some of the highlights.
Here are the best five moments from Chelsea's 2013/14 campaign.