Top Five: PL stars with points to prove before January

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The nights are drawing in, the yellow balls have been introduced, and it's starting to get a tad chilly.

That's right, winter is a'comin and that can only mean one thing. Well it means plenty of things actually but for the sake of this feature, let's all agree that it can only mean one thing. The January transfer window is coming.

Teams across Europe will have the chance to stick or twist; spend big and bolster their chances of moving up the league, or alternatively burn a load of cash before sinking without a trace.

With a couple months before then managers across the land will be formulating their transfer plans - and that means time is running out for those fighting for their future to show they shouldn't be sold.

Amongst the Premier League big boys there are certainly plenty of players who have to show they have got what it takes - otherwise they could well be heading towards the exit.

Click through to see just five of them...

Manchester United
Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur
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