Suffering just three defeats in their final 23 games and gaining 19 points from their last eight Premier League fixtures, Everton's 2011/12 campaign certainly climaxed with a rapid crescendo.
In fact, in a 2012 league table, David Moyes' side would currently be sitting in third place.
Nikica Jelavic's goals, Steven Pienaar's artistry and Marouane Fellaini's dynamism were particularly prominent during this late-season resurgence, whilst several other players made telling contributions to the cause.
Those not as central in the run-in may well start this campaign a little insecure of their position, such was the success had by those more consistently involved.
Here are three players perhaps most eager to re-establish themselves and force their way back into David Moyes' first-team plans.