Everybody likes a New Year’s resolution, even though nobody ever seems to keep them past January. Well for this list of twenty Premier League players, their resolutions should all be very simple – have a big 2013.

The players on this list for whatever reason, need a good 12 months come January or could soon really be up against it by this time next year, should they even survive that long and avoid getting shafted in the summer.

Some have been playing poorly this season and need to regain their old form, others simply need to be at their best, and a few just need to put the past behind them and look on the new year as a turning point.

So read on and check out the Top 20 Premier League footballers who need a big 2013 or else it could all go very sour.

Click on not-so-super Mario to see the full countdown of players with a lot to prove next year

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli