The Premier League always produces a few surprises each season with a handful of talented players and even experienced stars managing to find another gear to become a key component of their side.
Adnan Januzaj, Seamus Coleman and Cesar Azpilicueta are just some of the players who have managed to take their game onto the next level this season.
A small selection of Manchester United fans would have expected Januzaj to become a regular first-team player at the end of the season but he has shown he has the potential to eventually transform into a world-class player.
This year has been especially important as players are competing to win a place in their respective side's 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Click through the following pages to see the players we feel have exceeded expectations this season.
Comment in the box below if you have any other star names to add to our shortlist.