While the likes of Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Burnley will be desperate to clamber their way to safety in the new year, priorities for the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea are firmly fixated on mounting a successful title challenge.
But which individual players have produced the best form over the course of the season’s opening act?
We’ve taken a look at stats database Whoscored.com to see who has made their team of the year so far.
There’s plenty of representation for the current top three, but more than a couple of surprises in there too, including a breakout stopper and a couple of mid-table maestros.
Click and scroll through the pages below to see who has made the starting XI.