The premier league is well and truly in full swing now as we prepare for the messy Christmas season.
So far, it has turned out to be a pretty unpredictable episode of the English elite, but we can already see patterns and themes starting to develop.
West Ham looks amazing as the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are the favorites to win the title in May next year.
On the individual side, Mohamed salah played football from another planet while Phil Foden and Declan Rice also participated.
What you might notice about this short list is the fact that none of them are new signing this season, with successful transfers yet to set the league on fire. .
However, some signings have already exceeded expectations and appear well positioned to make the league their playground for years to come.
With that in mind, we thought we would rank the top ten rookies of the season so far.
10. Yoane Wissa – Brentford, from Lorient: Â£ 8.5m
Wissa’s importance to Brentford is evidenced by the club’s difficulty since getting injured.
Before being sidelined, Wissa scored two of the club’s most famous goals as he got points behind against top-flight Liverpool and West Ham.
Thomas Franck will desperately want to get him back in shape and shoot again.
9. Hee-chan Hwang – Wolves, on loan from Leipzig
Hwang completely transformed Wolves’ disappointing start to the season with four crucial goals in eight games.
His partnership with Raul Jimenez has all the characteristics of becoming something truly deadly.
8. Maxwel Cornet – Burnley, from Lyon: Â£ 12.9m
It’s not often that Burnley ends up on this sort of list but, at Cornet, they’ve landed an absolute gem.
Despite being a left-back by trade, various experiments with Cornet further on have seen him become the club’s top scorer this season.
7. Marc Cucurella – Brighton, from Getafe: Â£ 15million
Cucurella showed what he is capable of with superb performances by bombarding the flank against Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Barcelona-educated youngster was a signing that no one saw coming but could still turn out to be a fantastic company.
6. Valentino Livramento – Southampton, Chelsea: Â£ 5million
Anyone Orders another a talented Englishman back?
Livramento has been excellent for the Saints since signing Chelsea this summer and, without the fact that the right-back place is absolutely stacked for England, would likely be in Gareth Southgate’s squad.
5. Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea, Inter Milan: Â£ 97.5million
Lukaku made an instant impact upon his return to Chelsea and looked set to be the runaway Golden Boot winner with four goals in his first four games.
However, an injury has reduced that electric start and he will have to hit the road again when he returns to the side.
4. Kurt Zouma – West Ham, from Chelsea: Â£ 26million
A masterclass by David Moyes.
Many may have seen Zouma’s signing as a little underwhelming, but he came out and showed it was anything but that.
He will be missed by Gabriel Ogbonna, who is out for the season, but that doesn’t change how imperious he has been for the Hammers.
3. Aaron Ramsdale – Arsenal, Sheffield United: Â£ 24million
Ramsdale’s signing was first taunted by opposing fans as a sign of Arsenal’s lack of ambition and their appeal in the transfer market.
However, the former Sheffield United man has arguably been the best keeper in the league since joining, making miraculous saves for the Gunners.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United from Juventus: Â£ 12.9million
Manchester United are undoubtedly in a mess but, without Ronaldo’s signing, this mess would be appallingly worse.
The Portuguese superstar has pretty much managed to train his beloved club to very important results, while his teammates around him struggle.
It feels like every goal he’s scored so far has been incredibly crucial.
1. Conor Gallagher – Crystal Palace, on loan from Chelsea
At the start of the season, we would have made you laugh in the hall if you had told us that Gallagher would be considered the signing of the summer as the holiday season approaches.
For this, we apologize.
Gallagher has racked up four goals and two assists in ten games, is now a full England international and will only get better.