The thrilling Community Shield game has wetted our appetites for the new season and if Manchester City’s victory over Chelsea is anything to go by, 2012/13 should be a cracker. The regular fixtures kick off in just under a week and all the players and managers will be hoping their plans put into motion during pre-season will come to fruition in the first week.
All eyes will obviously be on the likes of Wayne Rooney or Sergio Aguero to see if they can produce their high standards week in, week out, but other players will also be looking to catch the eye. Certain individuals may not have performed to the best of their abilities last season, or new signings might be looking to make a significant impact on the Premier League, but some players need a better year more than others. We take a look at the 15 players who are hoping to enjoy a big season.