IN PICTURES: THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD
With four games, Christmas, a new year, and plenty more besides, it's been a busy time for our players on and off the pitch. The official Chelsea website takes a lot back at the past couple of weeks in the form of images...
The players then visited the Chelsea and Westminster hospital to provide some welcome Christmas cheer to the children who would be spending the festive period in hospital.
Earlier that afternoon, our Spanish trio of Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta took part in a ground-breaking live Facebook Q and A at Stamford Bridge. En route to the studio at the top of the Matthew Harding Stand, Torres captured the moment, with the Brompton Cemetery visible in the background.
Two days before Christmas we travelled to the Emirates to take on league leaders Arsenal. Here, some travelling Chelsea supporters get in the spirit.
Before what proved to be hard-fought encounter, which ended goalless, our former player and coach Ray Wilkins caught up with Jose Mourinho.
In the 1-0 Boxing Day success against Swansea, Mourinho thanks Eden Hazard for his match-winning performance as the Belgian is substituted.
Then it's the turn of Mourinho to reconvene with a former colleague, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who managed in our Academy during the Portuguese's first spell in charge.
On the pitch, Gary Cahill rues a missed opportunity in an entertaining first half.
But that miss does not prove costly as the Blues recover from conceding an early goal to triumph 2-1 and move above Liverpool in the table.
The new year started with a new signing, as Bertrand Traore's move was finalised, the 18-year-old Burkinabe signing a four-and-a-half year contract.
David Luiz, suspended for our game against Southampton on New Years' Day, chats with Roy Hodgson, the England manager, in the stands. Perhaps our defender is offering some expert advice on what Hodgson and his side can expect when they play in Brazil at the World Cup later this year...
Andre Schurrle keeps his eyes on the ball in the wet and windy weather conditions at St Mary's.