The Premier League's irresistible lure looked to be waning slightly during the close season, with £85m man Gareth Bale heading for sunny Spain and leaving a gaping hole in terms of star power behind.
Long-term fans of the Premier League were quickly given plenty of reason to forget Bale though, unless your allegiances lie with Tottenham Hotspur.
This season's goal fest has produced a steady stream of exceptional matches and individual performances to savour, but which player has proved most important to his team in terms of goals as we approach the halfway point of the campaign?
Here GMS uses the statistics provided by the good people at WhoScored to count down the 10 men who are directly involved in the highest percentage of their side's goal tally, with some surprising results.
Click ahead to check out a list with some glaring omissions, including a certain £42.4m club record signing.