If there is one team who can say their fortunes have improved over the last five years, it is Crystal Palace.
It has been a long road with plenty of twists and turns for the Brighton keeper.
Wolves have one of the largest squads in the Championship, yet Zenga appears curiously reluctant to part from his preferred XI.
Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has made an impressive start at Goodison Park.
Liverpool are currently three points ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League standings.
Steve Bruce looks set to become Aston Villa's next manager.
Newcastle United have been in fine form this Championship season and they currently sit in third place in the league.
A lot has changed for Aston Villa over the course of the last five years, with 2011/12 proving to be a tough campaign for the club.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli scored for England against Malta in the World Cup qualifier on Saturday evening.
Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League and are yet to register a win under new boss David Moyes.
So: how’s it been for you? As the Premier League takes a breath, sucks on half an orange, and smears some soothing embrocation across a vivid set of autumnal bruises, this seems like an ideal moment to sit back and review a particularly frantic opening act.
Ryan Giggs, perhaps, would have been the easy appointment for Swansea City. Bob Bradley, however, was the interesting appointment. He’s always the interesting appointment.
Not content with expanding the World Cup to 40 teams, the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has suggested going even further and opening up the competition to 48 countries from 2026.