Mesut Özil, David Silva, Leighton Baines - we expect these players to be among the best in their positions in the Premier League.
But what about those surprise stars, those that seemingly come out of nowhere to become their club's key player?
For Arsenal recently, that man has been Aaron Ramsey. Previously little more than Jack Wilshere's less talented sidekick, the Wales international has now established himself as the most in-form player in the Premier League.
With this in mind, we've picked out five - four, including Ramsey - players who've surprised us by just how good they've been this season.
Using a combination of statistics from whoscored.com and our own, admittedly poor, eyes, we proudly present the GMS top five surprise stars from the Premier League - so far...