That's that then. With the turkey gobbled, the plethora of presents hastily unwrapped and the seemingly endless and tiresome repeats of Indiana Jones films seemingly at an end, Christmas is all over for another year.

All that most of us have to look forward to now in the coming days is the chance to kiss goodbye to an eventful 2013 and usher in the new year in fine style.

With 2014 rapidly approaching, we've suddenly become all misty-eyed and reminiscent at GMS Towers. Following a calendar year packed full of goals, incidents and truly stunning games, 2013 was a largely positive one for football on the whole.

However, it's never good to be stuck in the past.

With 2014 now just a matter of days away, we have decided to focus our attentions on the Premier League and eight players who, for various reasons, should take the top-flight by storm in the next 12 months.

Cast your eyes upon our choices and don't forget to let us know what you think.

Do you agree that these players will shine in 2014? Which star do you think is set to shine the brightest?

Is there anyone glaringly obvious that we have missed (bearing in mind that we had to condense our list down to eight)?

Click 'begin slideshow' to view our selections...

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