Premier League players often rise and fall in terms of form.
There are those who enjoy large spells of success, and those who seem to endure stretches of torrid spells where nothing seems to go right.
The age old proverb about the true great being the man who can pick himself to his feet when adversity rears it's ugly head is one that rings loud and clear in this circumstance, and it's one that could easily be attributed to any man on the coming list, if they manage to become successes this year.
GMS have compiled a list of five players who need to turn in great season's if they're to maintain their reputations. Whether it's simply that they've failed to perform to the required level, or if their off-field antics have unsteadied the ship, here's a select few who enter this campaign with massive points to prove.