As the new Premier League season approaches a new set of youngsters will be tipped to go on and do big things over the upcoming 10 months with many at the top clubs widely predicted to be the next best thing. Outside the big six they’ll also be many more future stars attracting the scouts and pushing for moves with their impressive performances. A year ago think Aaron Wan-Bissaka who by now had made 7 appearances for Crystal Palace. Little over 12 months later he’s a Manchester United player with a value of around £50m in which the Red Devils paid for him.
This season we have tipped a few of the last campaigns fringe players and loanees as well as a couple of main stay performers and new signings who we are predicting will go even better as they look to cement their status on the baddest and best league in the world this year ahead.
Here’s the best XI of our Premier League bunch of youngsters aged 21 and under.
Rhian Brewtser – age 19 – Liverpool
With both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings leaving Liverpool this summer opportunity could come in time for this young London born striker who has played for England at youth levels winning the FIFA World Cup at under 17’s where he finished as the Golden Boot winner. This pre-season Brewster has already scored 4 times and is likely to be a regular on the bench until his chance comes and when it does we will be excited to watch a speedy goalscoring predator that could light up the league.
Phil Foden – age 19 – Manchester City
Still only 19 the Stockport Iniesta was recently described by Pep Guardiola as “the most talented player he’s ever worked with” and after 3 starts and 10 sub appearances last season we as fans are hoping to see a significant rise in appearances over the year ahead for an extremely talented footballer who could go on to become one of England’s best. A left footed midfielder with guile and vision and a World Cup U17 Winner voted tournament best player in 2017.
Mason Greenwood – age 17 – Manchester United
A baby at 17 but already over 6 foot in height, Greenwood is a strong talented boy equally happy with either right or left boot. Made his debut in March famously as a late substitute in a must win Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain and has been predicted to be pushing for squad appearances over the season ahead having scored twice in pre-season against Internazionale and Leeds United. Could deputise for Marcus Rashford as United Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to put faith in youth.
Joe Willock – age 19 – Arsenal
A midfielder that likes to get in the box who times his late runs to perfection, Willock could go on to play more Premier League games this season having made two starts and two sub appearances for the Gunners over the last two years. An England International at U16, 19 & 20 Willock already has 3 competitive goals to his name in just 17 games.
Ruben Vinagre – age 20 – Wolverhampton Wanderers
An athletic left wing back who has represented Portugal at every level from 16’s to 21’s and a player that proved he can cut the Premier League having made 7 starts for Wolves last season. Is likely to deputise for the likes of Jonny Castro and Matt Doherty but don’t be surprised if this talented youngster pushes on to become a first team regular by May.
Daniel James – age 21 – Manchester United
Signed from Swansea City or £15m where he excelled in the Championship last season and if pre-season is to go by the next step to Premier League football should be no problem either. Fast and direct, this old fashioned Welsh winger might remind you of a United star of the past. James is a confident player who likes to take on players and will bring an exciting dimension to the United attack.
Christian Pulisic- age 20 – Chelsea
The American star is hotly tipped to become the greatest USA footballer of his generation and was signed by Chelsea for a fee of around €70m in January from Borussia Dortmund. Very much in the Eden Hazard mould of diminutive playmakers with an eye for goal Pulisic made over 100 appearances for BvB and has already wowed Chelsea fans during pre-season with some fine performances.
Max Aarons – age 19 – Norwich City
The EFL Young Player of the Year last season will be looking to put his stamp on the Premier League this time around and is hotly tipped should he do well for Norwich to get a big move over the coming year or so. An attacking right full back with pace and technique Aarons played 41 times for the Canaries in the Championship last season as they won the league to gain promotion.
Dwight McNeil – age 19 – Burnley
An exciting winger that burst onto the Premier League scene last season for Burnley featuring 26 times scoring 3 goals and recording 5 assists. This time around he is hotly tipped to push on to even superior levels than his rookie campaign and has already been linked with several clubs including Italian Champions Juventus. A direct attacking left sider with a potent shot he’s sure to be the hottest prospect at Turf Moor over the next campaign.
Angel Gomes – age 18 – Manchester United
A player with swagger and one who’s technique and ability is arguably better than anyone mentioned above. Gomes is the third Manchester United player mentioned and is likely to get game time next season having featured heavily in pre-season scoring a late winner in the friendly game verses Tottenham. Skilful and entertaining his naivity and innocence could either be the making or the breaking of a player who could surprise a few as United’s best.
Mason Mount – age 20 – Chelsea
Featured heavily under Frank Lampard at Derby whilst on loan last season and has featured heavily under the new Chelsea boss during pre-season also. Still only 20 years old Mount has grown into a goalscoring midfielder having played 39 games scoring 14 goals for Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem and netting 11 in 44 whilst at the Rams last season. A player very much in the Lampard mould and perhaps a chip off the old block which is why his Manager likes him so much. A great attitude and a great pro Mount is likely to have a great career and featuring for Chelsea during their transfer ban couldn’t come at a better time for both himself and his club.