In an ideal world, the club season would have paused at the halfway mark. No, scratch that, in an ideal world the club season doesn’t pause at all because this World Cup takes place under traditional circumstances.
But whatever, we’re here now.
The 2022/23 Premier League season has been a pretty hectic and surprising one so far – Arsenal will be top at Christmas, Newcastle are suddenly the best team in the world, Nottingham Forest haven’t imploded despite signing a new squad.
Here are our alternative season-so-far awards.
Disclaimer: From this point onwards, ‘season’ means ‘season so far’….