With the recent mishaps in the league this season, it's somewhat easy to forget that Chelsea actually had a great year overall as the team won the Premier League after a five-year drought as well as the Capital One Cup over this weekend's rivals Tottenham. It's why it shouldn't be much of a surprise that three Chelsea players have been included in FIFPro's 2015 World XI shortlist.
Each year, FIFPro - or the "World Player's Union" - takes over 25,000 votes from footballers all around the globe to decide who will comprise the FIFPro World XI. This year, Chelsea players Branislav Ivanovic, Eden Hazard and John Terry have been included in the 55-player shortlist that will then be reduced to 11 and announced at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony.
Alongside our current players, the list also has former Chelsea names such as Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and PSG's David Luiz; as well as other PL players in Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez, Manchester United's David de Gea and Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Yaya Touré and Sergio Agüero.
Who is your best 11?
The full shortlist is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus), Iker Casillas (Spain/Porto), David de Gea (Spain/Manchester United), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern Munich);
DEFENDERS: David Alaba (Austria/Bayern Munich), Jordi Alba (Spain/Barcelona), Jérôme Boateng (Germany/Bayern Munich), Daniel Carvajal (Spain/Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus), Dani Alves (Brazil/Barcelona), David Luiz (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain), Diego Godín (Uruguay/Atlético Madrid), Mats Hummels (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia/Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (Belgium/Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (Germany/Bayern Munich), Marcelo (Brazil/Real Madrid), Javier Mascherano (Argentina/Barcelona), Pepe (Portugal/Real Madrid), Gerard Piqué (Spain/Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid), John Terry (England/Chelsea), Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain), Raphaël Varane (France/Real Madrid);
MIDFIELDERS: Thiago Alcántara (Spain/Bayern Munich), Xabi Alonso (Spain/Bayern Munich), Sergio Busquets (Spain/Barcelona), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Andrés Iniesta (Spain/Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid), Andrea Pirlo (Italy/New York City FC), Paul Pogba (France/Juventus), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/Barcelona), James Rodríguez (Colombia/Real Madrid), David Silva (Spain/Manchester City), Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast/Manchester City), Marco Verratti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain), Arturo Vidal (Chile/Bayern Munich);
STRIKERS: Sergio Agüero (Argentina/Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid), Douglas Costa (Brazil/Bayern Munich), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Bayern Munich), Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona), Thomas Müller (Germany/Bayern Munich), Neymar (Brazil/Barcelona), Arjen Robben (Netherlands/Bayern Munich), Wayne Rooney (England/Manchester United), Alexis Sánchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suárez (Uruguay/Barcelona), Carlos Tevez (Argentina/Boca Juniors).