The Premier League season is more often than not a long old haul.
From teams starting with a spring in their step to finishing as though they've got concrete blocks tied round their ankles, we've seen it all over the last few years.
And just as teams will rise and fall depending on their form, players are prone to changing fortunes at the tip of a hat as well.
Some players are far more consistent than others, but most individuals will enjoy brilliance and bleakness in equal measure.
With the Premier League season well underway, we take a look at five players who have enjoyed a mesmerising start to the season so far...