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We're 11 games into the Serie A season, and the table has begun to take shape. Some managers have already been discarded and others are taking the division by storm. 

Intriguingly, 's top-flight is now sprinkled with former Premier League players, after an exodus led by the quartet of Romelo Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian.

Their high-profile Old Trafford exits (albeit with Sanchez and Smalling on season-long loans) were preceded by Aaron Ramsey's move, on a free transfer, to Juventus. 

They all arrived in Serie A with different points to prove and it's fair to say they've enjoyed very different fortunes since getting to their new clubs.  

A few months into the season, Sportsmail thought we'd take a look at their how their Italian jobs have gone so far, with the help Alvise Cagnazzo, our football journalist in

Aaron Ramsey - 3/10

'Ramsey is back from a period of inactivity and he played well in derby against Torino. I make the changes to the eleven starting if the players available are of quality. Juventus players are of great quality and Ramsey is a great midfielder, and therefore will play a key role at the club.'

Those are the words of Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri.  

Ramsey came on as a substitute in the 'Derby della Mole' at Torino and showed strength and courage on the ball.

Aaron Ramsey's start to life at Juventus has been hit by injuries - much to his disappointment

Aaron Ramsey's start to life at Juventus has been hit by injuries - much to his disappointment

Constantly fighting and running, he can be an extraordinary weapon in Sarri's preferred 4-3-1-2 formation. Playing behind two strikers, Ramsey is an increasing presence in attack. 

The only concerns remain around his fitness. If the Wales international maintains this then he will be part of Juventus' Champions League squad for the knockout stages. If he can't then he will unregistered with Emre Can the beneficiary.

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who also played alongside Ramsey at Arsenal, has always praised the 28-year-old. 'I spoke to Aaron [about coming to the club]. I told him that for me it was a pretty clear choice: when Juve wants you, you come to Juve. It will help the club win in and in the Champions League.'

The 28-year-old came off the bench and impressed during their 1-0 win at bitter rivals Torino

The 28-year-old came off the bench and impressed during their 1-0 win at bitter rivals Torino

Romelu Lukaku 9/10

The front page of Gazzetta dello Sport led with the headline 'Gigante Lukaku' following Inter's 2-1 win at Bologna on Saturday.

He's enjoyed a stellar start to the season - scoring nine goals in 11 games His discipline has been exempt with no yellow or red cards.

He demonstrated his quality at the weekend with a crucial brace to earn 's side all three points against Bologna.

Romelu Lukaku (left) scored twice as Inter came from behind to win at Bologna on Saturday

Romelu Lukaku (left) scored twice as Inter came from behind to win at Bologna on Saturday

The Belgian striker showed his predatory instincts with a tap-in on 75 minutes before keeping his cool to score an injury-time winning penalty.

Speaking after the match Conte said: 'Lukaku scored two goals but he also worked for the team, it is important'.

If the 26-year-old maintains this rhythm, he could also surpass Gonzalo Higuain's record haul of 36 goals from a single Serie A campaign. The Argentine managed that feat at Napoli and shares the record with Gino Rossetti who achieved that in 1928-29 with Torino.

The 26-year-old scored an injury-time penalty to secure three points for the San Siro giants

The 26-year-old scored an injury-time penalty to secure three points for the San Siro giants

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