With the Premier League just hours away from starting a new season, we go through the tournament’s most exciting youngsters to watch this season.
The English Premier League is about to start this weekend, we are more than ready for the new season but we are also eager to go through the best youngsters to watch that every club in England has to offer. We are not going to talk about players who already have a secured spot on the starting eleven for their clubs, because the idea os to talk about the talents who are coming up the ranks and still haven’t made it with the big boys. Take a look at the Top 5 youngsters to watch for the 2018-2019 season that’s about to kick off this Friday, your opinion in our picks is very important so make sure you share it with us in the comment section.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) August 5, 2018
1.- Marcus Rashford (20 years old).
During this preseason with Manchester United, Marcus Rashford just received the honor of wearing the club’s number ’10’ shirt which was worn by some incredible players in the past. The 20-year-old who is closer to 21 has already proved that he is Premier League material, but he still needs that breakthrough season that will position him amongst the best forwards in European football. ‘Rashy’ can’t be considered a striker or a winger, he plays the attack in any position like a pro and is not afraid to take on new challenges that Jose Mourinho sees fit. Contrary to other players who tend to complain about playing more defense than they like, Rashford follows all commands and loves getting a bit dirty against the opponent. This should be his big season but we’ll have to wait and see what happens, this Friday his team debuts in the Premier League against Leicester City.
— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) August 5, 2018
2.- Phil Foden (18 years old).
Pep Guardiola has been very careful in the way that he carries Phil throughout his very first steps as a professional at Manchester City, the Catalan manager knows how important this player can become for England’s future and doesn’t want him losing his balance in the process. Foden is one of those rare talents that don’t come up the ranks very often, he is still very young at 18 years old but his talent is too great to ignore despite his age. Pep Guardiola has even said that this kid reminds him of a very young Andres Iniesta, which can be regarded as an exaggerated compliment but Pep usually knows his football. It should be very exciting to watch this young English lad develop into the player he can become, we all know that the boss will be very careful with his process.
3.- Brahim Diaz (19 years old).
Another Guardiola project that shows a lot of promise and was brought to City by Manuel Pellegrini who spotted him as a young prospect in Spanish club Malaga, but it was Pep the one who gave him his first shot as a professional back in 2016. Since then, Diaz has kept growing without stopping and is easily one of City’s most impressive young players right now. Spain manager Luis Enrique should be looking at him for some call-ups in the future, but for now he will keep performing inside the youth divisions of the National Team from his country.
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4.- Ruben Loftus-Cheek (22 years old).
Fresh out of England’s historic fourth place at the Russia FIFA World Cup and with his first match played for the Three Lions, Ruben Loftus-Cheek decided to stay after his loan to Crystal Palace instead of trying to impress Italian manager Maurizio Sarri. The 22-year old is one of England’s talents with a bright future ahead that plays as a box-to-box midfielder with staggering ease, experts have already compared his style of play to that of former German midfielder Michael Ballack due to his physicality. Chelsea may be his biggest challenge yet, but there is no doubt that Sarri will give him his chance to prove his worth this season.
— Ryan Sessegnon (@RyanSessegnon) August 1, 2018
5.- Ryan Sessegnon (18 years old).
Arguably one of the main reasons why Fulham was able to get promoted to the Premier League last season, he was one of the Championship’s best players in the last tournament and became the first player from the Championship to get nominated for a PFA Young Player of the Year Award. It won’t be long before the bigger clubs in England come after this talented left back turned left winger, who scored a scary 15 goals with Fulham last season and looks like he will take this Premier League new season by storm. The advantage that he has right now, is that he will keep a starring role in the squad because it’s a recently relegated team and not one of the top five.
What other names would you add to this list of youngsters to watch in the 2018-2019 Premier League season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.