As long as you don’t ‘do a Jonathan Woodgate’ on your debut then everything tends to be alright.
A reminder: Woodgate was making his long awaited first appearance for Real Madrid in 2005 but scored an own goal and was sent off against Athletic Bilbao.
Nothing as good as that happened on the opening day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, so talkSPORT looks at how the best of the debuts across the weekend.
PREMIER LEAGUE SQUADS RANKED BY SQUAD DEPTH
Scroll through the gallery to see how each player got on.