It seems a little obvious - but Eric Dier's achievements so far this term have been so impressive he can't be ignored.
The 21-year-old has looked a natural in Tottenham's midfield and, very briefly, in England's. The youngster played both at centre-back and right-back last season but Mauricio Pochettino's unexpected decision to play him in holding midfield has proven a masterstroke.
Dier has looked extremely good so far this term. But to do so in an unfamiliar position is simply brilliant.
Again, it's an obvious choice but few players have impressed as much as the 19-year-old in the whole of the Premier League. Fearless against Real Madrid and imposing even for England, Alli should enjoy a fine rest of the season at White Hart Lane if he can stay confident and injury free.
They key man behind Tottenham's solid defensive form, Toby Alderweireld has proved he can deliver at more than one Premier League club and looks a natural alongside Jan Vertonghen at centre-back.
Three of Spurs' back four are exactly the same as last campaign and yet their fortunes in defence have been completely different.
That's in no small part down to Alderweireld.