The Premier League is bursting at the seems with precocious talents, fiery tempers and subtle geniuses. For the most part it's a mixing pot for a range of elements that combine to offer the amazing spectacle that is English football's top flight.
It's what makes the Premier League the most intriguing in the world, and the reason millions of fans spend millions of pounds each year.
This year has been made extra special in the wake of a number of high-profile arrivals and large-scale changes. Some personnel have remained, some have departed, but one thing is for certain; there is no shortage of combustable elements to this year's Premier League season.
We take a look at the top ten most influential figures for the campaign ahead.
The ones that could decide relegation, glory and almost everything in between...