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 centre-backs.
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Ben Mee (Burnley)
James Tarkowski (Burnley)
Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town)
Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
Joel Matip (Liverpool)
Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City)
John Stones (Manchester City)
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
Phil Jones (Manchester United)
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)
Kurt Zouma (Stoke City)
Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur)
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)