2013 needs to pull out all the stops in order to trump its predecessor. This year we’ve been blessed by an influx of exciting new talent, starring in utterly unpredictable games, which culminated in the title being decided on the final day, in the final minute with the final kick of the match.

As the current season gears up for a frantic festive period, a number of players will be desperate to use the turn of the year as a means of kick-starting their own season. Therefore I have decided to compile a list of players worth keeping an eye on, perhaps even drafting into your fantasy football team if you’ve fallen behind.

Such individuals may have a point to prove, have been confined to the treatment table or simply fallen out of favour. Either way I predict these 15 players will be attracting praise sooner rather than later.

Click on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke to reveal all

Who do you think is destined for a big 2013?