Premier League Youth Are Ready To Light It up

A new Premier League season brings new opportunities for young players across the league to make their mark in the top flight.

We will now look at some of the promising young stars who will most likely enjoy their breakthrough season at the highest level. We have only considered those who have made no more than a handful of Premier League appearances already.

Looking At The Stars To Shine In The Premier League

William Saliba’s time has come. An encouraging pre-season suggests the giant Frenchman could be ready to make an impact in England, at last. The defender first joined Arsenal in 2019 but is yet to play a competitive match for the club, in part because he has spent most of the subsequent time on loan in France. 

Brentford are masters of finding value in the transfer market and they appear to have landed another player of significant promise in Hickey, who signed from Bologna in a deal worth up to £17 million. Hickey is a full Scotland international and he arrives with an impressive season of Serie A football under his belt.

The departure of Yves Bissouma to Tottenham Hotspur has left a gap in the heart of Brighton’s midfield and Caicedo seems well-placed to fill it. The Ecuadorian joined Brighton in 2021 and made his Premier League debut in April. He went on to impress in the final weeks of the season, especially when scoring against Manchester United in May, as he showed enough glimpses of his ability to suggest this could be his breakout campaign.

Crystal Palace beat Manchester United in the race for Ebiowei, who joined Patrick Vieira’s side from Derby County in June. Ebiowei impressed in the Championship last season, making 16 appearances for Wayne Rooney’s side. A winger with plenty of pace and trickery, Ebiowei will fit in nicely at Selhurst Park and could be an effective impact substitute this season, especially as Premier League clubs will now be permitted to make five changes per match.

Carvalho was one of the most exciting players in the Championship last season, scoring 10 goals and registering eight assists as Fulham were promoted back to the Premier League. His move to Liverpool finally went through this summer and he has subsequently impressed in pre-season, suggesting he could play a major role for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the coming weeks. 

Iqbal was one of the stars of Manchester United’s pre-season tour, impressing with his maturity and composure in the heart of midfield. His technical ability fits in with Erik ten Hag’s tactical approach and, if he does not leave the club on loan, he will hope to be in and around the first-team squad in the opening weeks of the campaign, at the very least.

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