A number of young players will be fighting to breakthrough into the first team for the first time this season. Staking their claim for a regular spot in the starting lineup. Throughout the season the chances will come for players to make their mark in the Premier League.
Five Premier League Youngsters to Look Out For
5. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal)
The Arsenal player has been at the London club all his life and has progressed well through the youth ranks. The 19-year-old has made seven appearances in all competitions for the first team, but has featured only twice in the Premier League.
The winger recently was part of the Under-20s World Cup winning side in the summer. Showing the talent the youngster has. Maitland-Niles has only had one loan spell so far, at Ipswich Town. He played 30 times for the Tractor Boys in the 2015/16 season in the Championship.
Arsenal think highly of him after becoming the side’s second youngest Champions League player at 17 years and 102 days.
4. Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion)
The 18 year-old is one of few players his age that have forced his way into the senior team already. He has made 14 appearances in the Premier League for West Bromwich Albion, nine of which were last season. Leko is a regular in the under 23s playing in their league 42 times so far for the Midlands side.
The winger has impressed when called upon and was on the shortlist for European Golden Boy. A trophy given by sports journalists to a under 21 year-old player perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year.
There is undoubted potential in the feet of Leko and could push on next season for a starting spot under Tony Pulis.
3. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
The defender made seven starts in all competitions for the Reds last season. He has progressed through the Liverpool since he joined in 2004, and looks like he will continue his involvement in the first team squad next season.
The 18-year old is trusted as back up to Nathaniel Clyne, and made five appearances in cup competitions last campaign. He is expected to build on this number with Liverpool now in Europe as well.
The right back has recently signed a long term deal with Liverpool, showing their intent manager Jurgen Klopp has to involve him in his plans.
2. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)
The left-back was an ever presence in the latter part of that season, under new boss Gary Shakespeare. He made 12 Premier League appearances along with 10 in cup competitions, including two in the Champions League.
The 20 year-old has signed a long term deal with the Foxes and should be cable of a first team spot next season. He also played for England at the Under 21 European Championship as they went out in the Semi-final.
The youngster has gained experience from a loan spell at Huddersfield Town in the 2015/16 season. He made eight appearances while at the Terriers.
1. Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)
The striker has the potential to be a star this season, having now signed for Liverpool. With game time restricted at former club Chelsea, the move to Merseyside will suit him.
The 20 year-old was the player of the tournament at the Under 20 World Cup this summer, as England became champions. He was also the top scorer in the competition with four goals.
Solanke has not played a Premier League game, but managed seven goals on a loan spell in Eredivise; while at Vitesse Arnhem.
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