As the Premier League season draws closer, there’s an air of excitement around England. Manchester City have a title to defend, there are three newly promoted teams looking to emulate Swansea or Norwich and sides like Newcastle and West Brom will be looking to build on strong seasons last year. Meanwhile, the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea will be looking to avoid a repeat of what can only be described as appalling campaigns.
However, there are also those who have something to prove to the Premier League, certain individuals for whom 2011/12 was a bit of a disaster. Some people need to pull their fingers out or simply start living up to their reputations. England’s top flight can be an unforgiving place to ply your trade with the watchful eyes of the media on your case at all times, so the pressure is firmly on. Here are 15 players who really have a point to prove going into the new Premier League season: