It’s never too late to earn a Premier League debut.
Just ask, well, John Burridge. And then turn your attention to Jason Steele who, at 31, made his top-flight bow with Brighton at the weekend.
Had it not been for two late Aston Villa goals, the former Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Sunderland stopper may have been in line for an MOM gong thanks to a solid display and three very good saves from Tyrone Mings and Leon Bailey.
We celebrate a momentous occasion for Steele and, across the Midlands way, an impressive start to life at Wolves for Jose Sa. The Portuguese star has sauntered under the radar since moving from Olympiacos, but stats suggest he’s up there as one of the top performers in the Prem so far this season.
Elsewhere, messrs Neville and Carragher are given a customary sneer, Ben Foster prompts an assist klaxon for his part in Watford’s mauling of Manchester United and a very swift EFL rundown comes and goes with Rich, yet again, on a (work) break in Dubai.