After 10 games of the Championship season, supporters are now starting to get a better understanding of their team’s potential and what could be in store for them over the next seven months.
For the likes of Middlesbrough and Hull City, a top-two spot is very much the target, although they are in fine company with Burnley, Derby County and surprise leaders Brighton & Hove Albion keen on challenging.
After the opening 10 matches, there have been some superb individual displays from the Yorkshire-based players and as part of an international break feature, we have taken a look at those who have stood out.
As per the graphic above, Middlesbrough’s Greek goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos claims the number one jersey having conceded a joint-lowest seven goals over the 10 fixtures.
The back four consists of fellow Boro star George Friend, Hull duo Curtis Davies and Moses Odubajo, and Leeds’ dominant centre-back Sol Bamba.
In an otherwise disappointing start at Elland Road, Bamba has been a colossal presence in defence for the Whites and averages 2.7 tackles, four interceptions and 6.1 effective clearances per match.
Picking a midfield four among so many impressive figures is tough, but the two standout central midfielders have been Hull’s Mohamed Diame and Boro skipper Grant Leadbitter.
Wednesday’s best player this season has arguably been Scotland international Ross Wallace, the tricky winger contributing with one goal and four assists for the Owls.
One the other flank is Huddersfield’s Harry Bunn, a player who is also capable of playing through the middle as a number 10 as illustrated in his recent outings. The Terriers ace has one goal and three assists to his name.
Boro have made plenty of interesting signings during the summer, not least the addition of Stewart Downing, but perhaps the most important one was David Nugent.
Aitor Karanka’s side lost a goal scoring edge following Patrick Bamford return to Chelsea, yet Nugent is a classy scorer at Championship level and will more than fill the void.
The 30-year-old has three goals and three assist to his name in just five starts.
Abel Hernandez's presence at the KC Stadium could be the difference between the Tigers achieving promotion or not.
The Uruguayan star has bags of talent and is beginning to show his potential, scoring five goals in seven starts for Steve Bruce’s men.