Reiss Nelson of Arsenal competes for possession with Brandon O'Neill of Sydney FC during their friendly in July.
Reiss Nelson of Arsenal competes for possession with Brandon O'Neill of Sydney FC during their friendly in July. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Ten young stars to watch out for this EPL season

THE English Premier League kicks off this weekend and here we take a look at the 10 best young players that will look to make a name for themselves this season.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Everton

Since joining the Toffees, the 20-year-old's stocks have risen rapidly, leading the England under-20s to World Cup success in South Korea, scoring in the final. Expect Calvert-Lewin to get significant minutes in both the league and domestic cup tournaments.

Reiss Nelson - Arsenal

A relative unknown just a couple of months ago, 17-year-old Nelson has burst on to the scene, earning Arsene Wenger's trust and fans' approval. Nelson impressed during Arsenal's tour of Australia and Asia.

Tammy Abraham - Swansea City

On loan from Chelsea, the 19-year-old will be desperate to show he can compete with the big-money signings that arrive each and every season at Stamford Bridge and he is a strong chance to start the first game of the season with Fernando Llorente injured.

Ademola Lookman - Everton

One of the best young talents in the country, Lookman may have a role to play in an Everton squad that is expected to do big things this season.

Isaiah Brown - Brighton and Hove Albion

Surplus to requirements at Chelsea with the addition of Alvaro Morata, the Englishman will be looking to prove his worth in the Premier League.

 

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool during the Audi Cup final match against Atletico Madrid in Munich.
Dominic Solanke of Liverpool during the Audi Cup final match against Atletico Madrid in Munich. CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Dominic Solanke - Liverpool

The 19-year-old has already impressed in pre-season for the Reds, scoring three goals and providing two assists in eight games. Expected to compete with the other forwards in Liverpool's strike force, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Solanke is "ready for adult football".

Charly Musonda Jr - Chelsea

Musonda saw minutes in Chelsea's loss at Wembley in the Community Shield and is expected to be given more opportunities to perform throughout the season.

Edimilson Fernandes - West Ham United

The 6'3" Fernandes balances his defensive and offensive duties surprisingly well for someone his age, and with Cheikhou Kouyate expected to miss the start of the season with injury, he could get significant minutes with the Hammers.

Wilfred Ndidi - Leicester City

Brought to Belgium after impressing as a 16-year-old in Nigeria, the midfielder was signed from Genk last summer and looks to be a steal for Leicester.

 

Everton's Mason Holgate in a friendly against Genk in July.
Everton's Mason Holgate in a friendly against Genk in July. JULIEN WARNAND

Mason Holgate - Everton

After deputising for an injured Seamus Coleman last campaign, notching 16 starts for the Toffees, Holgate is expected to continue until the Irishman returns.

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