Oscar, Wilshere & the early contenders for young player of the season
3. Gareth Bale
|EARNING HIS SPURS
He has scored an extremely impressive 22 goals in 39 appearances for club and country in 2012-13, and averages a goal every 135 minutes in the Premier League - not bad for a winger.
Indeed, Bale's performances have led to comparisons to the great Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
Premature they may be, but with his blistering pace, skill, power and free-kick prowess, it is easy to see where they come from.
Bale is widely touted for a move to Spain this summer, with Real the likeliest destination, but right now he is revelling in being the undisputed key man in Tottenham's top four charge.