For fans of Premier League football, December is the most exciting month of the year.

The festive period is jam-packed with mouth-watering fixtures, and top teams inevitably drop points when we all least expect it.

But the month of December is also a good time to reflect on what has happened over the course of the year.

2013 was another dramatic year in England's top-flight league, which was lit up by its best players once more.

So, let's take a closer look at this year's best Premier League players.

We've ranked them in order, taking into consideration their stats and overall impact on their respective clubs.

Disagree with any of the selections? Have your say in the comments' section below.

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