The Christmas period brings with it the halfway point of the Premier League season, and clubs in England's top flight will now be gearing up for the second half of what looks like being a record-breaking campaign.
Manchester City have so far demonstrated an unprecedented level of dominance to make a mockery of claims that the Premier League is the most competitive top league in Europe, reaching the halfway point with a 13-point lead over their closest challengers.
Burnley have been the surprise package of a season which has already seen six managerial casualties in the top flight, bringing with it mixed results for the likes of Leicester City, Everton, Swansea and West Bromwich Albion, amongst others.
Here, Sports Mole invites you to select your team of the season so far at the halfway stage of the campaign, continuing with the central midfielders.
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Pascal Gross (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Tiemoue Bakayoko (Chelsea)
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
David Silva (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Nemanja Matic (Manchester United)
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford)