The 2013/14 Premier League campaign may only be six games old, but that's generally sufficient time for players to show their quality and prove their worth to the team.
However, certain players who were expected to start the season with a bang have struggled in the opening weeks of the new season.
This could be because they're settling into new teams, adjusting to life under a new coach, struggling to gel with new teammates, or a host of other reasons.
Nevertheless, time is a precious and rare commodity in football, and unless these five start picking up their performance levels, expect to see them sitting on their respective club benches over the forthcoming weeks.
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