The 2015/16 Premier League season is sure to be remembered as one of the most dramatic in the history of English football, with Leicester City defying logic to be crowned champions. The Foxes' against-the-odds title triumph has helped to reinvigorate a competition that was previously dominated by the cash-rich, elite clubs of England.
Instead, the traditional superpowers, such as Manchester United and Liverpool, have struggled to maintain consistently good form throughout the campaign, which has provided a compelling sub-plot to Leicester's achievements. Here, IBTimes UK looks at some of the best and worse of a never-to-be-forgotten season in the Premier League.
Team of the season:
Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United).
Defenders: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Wes Morgan (Leicester City), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United).
Midfielders: Dimitri Payet (West Ham United), Dele Alli (Tottenham), N'Golo Kanté (Leicester City), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City).
Strikers: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
Worst team of the season:
Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa).
Defenders: Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), Martín Demichelis (Manchester City), Joleon Lescott (Aston Villa), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United).
Midfielders: Carlos Sánchez (Aston Villa), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Memphis Depay (Manchester United).
Strikers: Christian Benteke (Liverpool), Cameron Jermone (Norwich City).
Player of the season: Jamie Vardy
Any number of Leicester City or Tottenham Hotspur players could have won this award, but for the IBTimes UK sports desk, it is Jamie Vardy who made the difference in the title race. The 29-year-old forward's record-breaking run of goals powered the Foxes to the summit of the league and his scorching turn of pace always provided them with an outlet.
Over the course of the campaign, Vardy has established himself as one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League and a must-pick for England coach Roy Hodgson at this summer's European Championships. Like him or loathe him, it is impossible to ignore what Vardy has achieved this season.
Manager of the season: Claudio Ranieri
Perhaps the easiest award of all. Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City title triumph must rank among the most extraordinary achievements in the history of English football, having transformed a relegation-threatened side into championship winners in less than 12 months.
Their title triumph also represents a remarkable transformation in the public's perception of Ranieri, who for so long has been portrayed as an affable manager, but incapable of lifting the biggest prizes.
Whether he can repeat the dose next season remains to be seen, but for now the Italian should simply bask in the glory of an amazing campaign.
Goal of the season: Dele Alli
Dele Alli has enjoyed a spectacular introduction into the Premier League, inspiring Tottenham to a second-place finish in the table. However, his undoubted highlight of the season came in Spurs' 3-1 win against Crystal Palace in January, when a jaw-dropping volley confirmed him as one of the Premier League's must-see young players.
With the game poised at 1-1 and with less than ten minutes on the clock, Alli collected the ball on the edge of the box and in a Paul Gascoigne-like movement, lobbed an onrushing Palace defender before hitting a first-time volley into the bottom corner. It was a breathtaking moment of skill from the precociously talented youngster.
Best signing: N'Golo Kante
N'Golo Kante's €8m (£5.6m) move to Leicester City in August 2015 completely slipped under the radar of most football fans, the majority of whom were oblivious to the Frenchman's talent. Since then, he has forged a reputation as one of the most industrious players in recent Premier League history and is now among Europe's most sought-after.
His energy and work-rate, allied to his on-the-field selflessness, has made Kante a key figure in the Foxes title-winning success, while he has also forced his way into the France squad for Euro 2016.
Worst signing: Memphis Depay
Signed amid much fanfare and a £25m ($36m) price tag, Memphis Depay has thoroughly underwhelmed in a Manchester United shirt, consistently frustrating fans and teammates with his lack of end product.
The 22-year-old forward has been in and out of the United side and less than 12 months on from his much-hyped move from PSV Eindhoven, there are already whispers that United would like to sell the player.
Game of the season: Norwich City 4-5 Liverpool
A bonkers-looking scoreline that still doesn't do justice to this game at Carrow Road. Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield promising an all-action, attack-minded brand of football, and the belligerent German delivered that in spades on this particular afternoon in Norfolk.
The Reds conceded a 92nd-minute equaliser to the relegation-bound Sébastien Bassong, only to snatch victory in the 95th minute through Adam Lallana. The Liverpool forward's last-second goal created pandemonium in the stands and on the Liverpool bench, with Klopp memorably having his glasses knocked off his head in amongst the chaos.