As we reach the half-way point to the Christmas break in Serie A, there has been some sensational football on the Peninsula.
Roma have shocked the calcio world with a perfect start under Rudi Garcia, despite the sales of key players from last season, such as Erik Lamela and Marquinhos.
Juventus and Napoli remain the teams to beat, though, although Inter have adapted quicker than most would expect to Walter Mazzarri's methods.
Milan have started terribly and more pressure will mount on the shoulders of Massimiliano Allegri, while Fiorentina have done as well as the Viola could have envisaged given the injuries to key players such as Mario Gomez and recently Giuseppe Rossi.
Notable mentions who could feasibly be included on this list but just missed out include Goran Pandev, who stepped in brilliantly for the injured Gonzalo Higuain.
Rossi, as mentioned before, has had his scorching hot run stalled by injury. Alessandro Florenzi is squeezed out by a couple of teammates, who just happen to be playing at a higher level right now. That is no disgrace, mind you, when you consider that all of the Giallorossi players right now are playing at an elite standard.
Antonio Cassano has just started to bubble and his performances are getting closer to the quality that we imagined, while Marek Hamsik and Paul Pogba have been outstanding at times, too.
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