The 2013/14 Premier League season is proving to be one of the most exciting and unpredictable there has been, and early evidence suggests there will be plenty of twists and turns from now until May.

But away from the title race, what about the race for individual glory? Who have been the stand out players so far? 

Although we are only in November, there are already those that seem to emerging as genuine contenders to lift the coveted PFA Player of the Year trophy next spring, following in the footsteps of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale who picked up the award last time out. 

GMS contributor Alex Brown picks out five players who have staked early claims for votes, after a number of impressive performances for their clubs over the past few months. 

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