With the transfer window in full flow and money being spent like theres no tomorrow the pressure on players to shine is rapidly increasing.
New faces with a hefty price tag are expected to shine more than most as they try to justify the huge outlay weighing heavily on their shoulders. Established players are also required to perform to the highest standard in a fight keep their place in the team now laden with superstars.
There a number of players in the Premier League who the fans, managers and chairmen expect to shine in the 2011/12 season. Can they live up to their promise and succeed the expectations set or will they flounder?
Click on Stewart Downing below to see the top 10 players expected to shine in 2011/12