With a history of injury problems, it wasn't expected that Thiago Motta would start over 30 games last season.
This added bonus added to PSG's excellent midfield performances. More often than not, when Motta played, PSG were victorious.
He is the glue that binds the whole team together; he does the dirty jobs, puts himself in the areas his team needs him and carries out his duties much better than most.
It will be interesting to see if the 31-year-old can make as many starts this season.
In a team like PSG, the plaudits are always going to be aimed at players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. However, slowly but surely, Matuidi is gaining the same level of respect.
Now aged 27, he is at the peak of his powers, and it shows.
Pushing his team forward at every opportunity, he is the engine in the PSG midfield. Blazing a trail down the left, bursting into the box and providing the Parisians with a spark and an edge that they sorely miss when he is not in the team.
He scored five goals last season, the next stage of Matuidi becoming one of the best midfielders in the world is to either add to this tally or become more creative.
No one doubts his ability to add these traits to his game.
Last season was Verratti's best in a PSG shirt. Still only 21, the Italian midfielder made up part of one of Europe's best midfields but there is definite room for improvement.
For all the class he can show on the ball, his tenacious appetite in midfield and the fearless approach he has to the game, he has his flaws.
With the passing range he possesses he should provide more of an attacking threat; four assists is not good enough for the amount of time he is given on the ball.
He is caught in possession far too often, usually in dangerous positions. It has cost PSG a few points here and there.
Then there is his disciplinary record. Verratti received 10 yellow cards in the league last season. He needs to work on improving these aspects of his game. If he does, he could become one of the best in Europe.
The move to PSG made sense from the club's point of view, but it wasn't clear why Cabaye left Newcastle to join a team where he wouldn't be first choice.
At Lille and Newcastle, Cabaye was given more responsibility in the midfield. So far in Paris, he has just become another squad player.
He only started nine games after making his move to the capital in January. Even then his performances were not that of a commanding midfield general.
This will be a huge season for Cabaye. If he can push his way into the PSG midfield trio and impress Blanc, he will have a future at the club.
If not, he could be looking for a new club in 12 months.
The Parisian born Chantome returns to PSG after an impressive loan spell at Toulouse.
He showed for Alain Casanova that he can be a player who is able to control games in Ligue 1 and capable of being a top midfielder.
He may not be at the level that PSG require to reach the next level, but given the chance he can play a part at the club.
Chantome is not any worse than the likes of Adrien Rabiot or Javier Pastore. He may not be as flashy, but give him the ball and he will create chances and be a very dependable substitute.
However, that shouldn't be enough for Chantome; he should be looking for a move to a club that would really appreciate his talents.
Similar to Chantome, Rabiot previously had a successful loan spell at Toulouse. He was only 17 years old when he moved on loan, but he showed that he was very capable of playing with maturity in the centre of midfield.
The 19-year-old now feels that he is up there with the best of PSG's midfield. He made 12 starts last season and wants more.
With his mother at the fore of the negotiations, his demands don't match what PSG think he is worth. According to Sky Sports, a move to Serie A could be on the cards.
In most teams this wouldn't be a problem, but with PSG looking to dominate Europe, they have midfielders that are better than Rabiot.
The young star needs to learn his place, and if he wants to play for the biggest sides, then he needs to realise he has a role to play and respect the team he is playing for.