With the 2020/21 season beginning in English football, there is no dearth of talent in the Premier League teams. Today we will look at 10 talented young players in the Premier League clubs who can make this season their very own with stellar performances. So let’s see the top 10 Young players to watch out for in Premier League 2020/21 season.
Kai Havertz (Midfielder) – Chelsea
It needs no saying that Chelsea has had a stellar transfer window, but the transfer which is touted the most crucial is that of German sensation Kai Havertz. The talented no.10 is referred to be a generational talent back in Germany and holds the quality to be one of the best young players in the Premier League 2020/21 season. The 20-year-old midfielder has now landed in England with Chelsea.
Now we have to keep a look that if he can show his prowess in England. He is a playmaker along with exceptional goal-scoring ability which is a very rare combination at such a young age. In the 2018/19 season, the German scored 17 goals the most by any midfielder in Bundesliga. So we can expect some stellar performances from him this season. Let’s see if he can prove the worth of all the praise he gets.
Mason Greenwood (Forward) – Manchester United
Next, up in this list of some of the best young players in the premier league, is Mason Greenwood. He was touted as The Prodigy in Manchester United’s academy. In course of time, he has been promoted to the first team. Needless to say, he has made justice to all the hype he gets. The English forward scored 10 goals and registered 1 assist in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
He is often referred to as English Robin Van Persie by Manchester United fans due to the similarity of his playing style with the Dutch legend. Greenwood can play as a striker as well as a right-winger that makes him a utility player for Ole. As the new season begins we will have to see how performs this season and can he be one of the best young players in the Premier League. The Red Devils are eagerly waiting.
Curtis Jones (Midfielder) – Liverpool
Apart from Trent Alexander Arnold, Liverpool has a new scouser in the blocks. Curtis Jones is the new scouser in Liverpool’s team. The 19 years old English midfielder has caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp last season. He is expected to be a member of the first team in this year’s league campaign. In his 7 appearances for Liverpool in the league, he has scored a goal. But the biggest night for him was to score a banger against Everton in the FA Cup. That goal was his pathway to the first team.
Klopp played him as a substitute against Leeds giving an indication of his increasing importance in the Liverpool set up. He is a balanced midfielder along with quick feet and good pace making him ideal for Klopp’s system and definitely he is one of the young players to watch out in the Premier League 2020/21 season.
Tariq Lamptey (Defender) – Brighton and Hove Albion
One of the rising talents in England in the right-back position is Tariq Lamptey. The academy product of Chelsea made his switch to Brighton last season. Needless to say, he has found himself as a key player in playstyle at Brighton. Lamptey has great composure on the ball, making him an ideal player in a system where playing from the back is the norm.
His pace is a treat to all the full-backs that are facing him. Despite his short stature, he compensates that with his ball control and pace. If he maintains his high level of performance he can become one of the best young players in the premier league and a prime candidate for the England National Team.
Pascal Struijk (Defender) – Leeds United
Leeds has some great players in their team, the 21-year-old Pascal Struijk is one of them. The former ADO Den Haag and Ajax player can become a regular in Bielsa’s team this season as they failed to secure the signing of Ben White. Struijk is known to be an extremely talented and gifted ball-playing center-back in the Netherlands.
But it will be interesting to see if he can make himself a regular in Leeds side when Cooper comes back from injury. The greatest challenge for him will be to get accustomed to Premier League’s physicality and speed along with quality. If he can do that, it’s not needed any mentioning that he will become an asset for the Yorkshire club and one of the best young players in the Premier League.
William Saliba (Defender) – Arsenal
William Saliba is everything that Arsenal needs in defense. The 19-year-old French is one of the biggest prospects out there in the circuit. The former St. Etienne player will be a regular feature in Arteta’s squad.
With a 59% tackle success rate and 33 tackles in the last two seasons, he can provide defensive stability to the ailing Arsenal defense. On the other hand, he has an 86.8% successful passing rate and a 73.1% successful dribbling rate. This makes him an ideal candidate to play the ball-playing defender role and at the same time, he can also counter the opponent press with his press resistance ability. It is imminent that he will be watched by us all. We hope he will be a dependable player in Arsenal’s defense.
Phil Foden (Midfielder) – Manchester City
From being an Under 17 World Cup winner to being called the “perfect replacement of David Silva” by Pep Guardiola, it’s a good time for Foden to be in this list of some of the notable young players in the Premier League.
The English talent has been a household name for all the Cityzens. The academy product of Manchester City has made his name known in the circuit by performing brilliantly in the limited chance he got. With David Silva’s transfer to Real Sociedad, he will now get much more time in the middle of the park. He will have to prove himself with more opportunities. With his inclusion in the England team, he has now more responsibility on his shoulders.
Anthony Gordon (Midfielder) – Everton
The Everton academy product has become a first-team player under Carlo Ancelotti. It’s tough to satisfy a manager like Carlo who has coached some of the biggest clubs in Europe. He has been able to do that. The attacking midfielder has broken his way onto the first team and it’s now time for him to make himself a regular first-team player and be one of the best young players in the Premier League.
With the addition of James Rodriguez, Doucoure, and Allan in the squad, it becomes tough for him but at the same time, it is expected that he will get a considerable amount of game time. Now we will have to see how he performs this season.
Jamal Lewis (Defender) – Newcastle United
The new Newcastle signing can have a huge impact on their 2020/21 league campaign. The former Norwich City player made himself the name of being unpredictable and talented in his first season in the Premier League. Despite Norwich being relegated, he found his way back to Premier League with his Newcastle transfer.
The 22-year-old Northern Irish left-back can become a regular feature in Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side. His combination play with Fraser on the left will decide the fate of the left side of Newcastle’s play. It will be a crucial season for both Lewis and Newcastle.
Mohammed Salisu (Defender) – Southampton
Southampton pulled up a coup in the transfer window by bringing in Mohammed Salisu, a player who is wanted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe. The Ghanaian 21-year-old is defensively rock-solid, with the towering presence he can clear out both aerial danger and ground passes.
The former Valladolid player has made his name due to his intimidating presence in the back. Now time will tell if he can do justice to his name and be one of the best young players in the Premier League.
With the season just beginning, we are predicting these 10 players to shine and prove their worth. Despite their young age, they all are capable to turn the matches on their own head. So we are expecting the battle for the PFA Young Player of the Year to be intense. May the best prevail. We wish good luck to all of them.
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