Premier League players with big points to prove in 2017/18

GRANIT XHAKA (ARSENAL)

If the former Borussia Monchengladbach man can improve his temperament and disciplinary record, he could shine this season

SALOMON RONDON (WEST BROM)

Jay Rodriguez has since been added to the Baggies' forward ranks, so there will be even less margin for error in 2017/18

ERIK LAMELA (TOTTENHAM)

After missing the majority of 2016/17 with a hip problem, the Argentina international currently finds himself on the outside looking in

JOSE FONTE (WEST HAM)

A model of consistency during his seven years at Southampton, he soon looked his age in claret and blue

DANIEL STURRIDGE (LIVERPOOL)

Any fresh injury problems will further hamper his chances of regular first-team football

JOHN STONES (MANCHESTER CITY)

There are still considerable question marks over his basic defensive capabilities, namely his positional sense and anticipation of danger

JOE HART (WEST HAM)

A series of costly errors undermined some otherwise solid showings in Serie A

Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

Martial was hardly the only Manchester United player criticised by Jose Mourinho last term, but his was perhaps the most curious case. Admonished on more than one occasion, the forward nevertheless featured in 41 of the Red Devils' fixtures in all competitions