Seven young stars of the Premier League season so far

If you class yourself as a football fan, then chances are you regularly tune-in to watch the Premier League action on an average weekend. The biggest domestic competition on the planet is also the most exciting, serving up twists and turns over the course of a typical season.

The same applies this campaign, with the title race hotting up after a resurgent Liverpool appear to be closing the gap on a somewhat stuttering Manchester City, while the relegation battle at the bottom of the division is hard to call given the evident improvement made by sides like Newcastle United and Burnley. As a result, debates are rumbling on, with fans backing their beloved clubs with a bet after assessing the best Premier League odds, and clubs’ players are gearing up for a final push towards their respective goals. Essentially, this is the business end of the season, where key players can steer sides to safety and world-class talents can highlight their immense ability with a title-winning manoeuvre.

Alongside this, though, is a crop of youngsters aiming to finish the season strongly. Many young stars have made a real name for themselves this season, with their stock rising and claim for a consistent first-team place next season growing. Let’s take a brief look at seven young stars of the Premier League season so far who are doing just that.

Michael Olise – Crystal Palace

After a slow start to life in the Premier League, Olise has been showcasing his immense talent that led him to being named the EFL Young Player of the season. As the season has progressed, so too has Olise. At the time of writing, no player aged 21 or under has provided more Premier League assists (5) this season.

Anthony Elanga – Manchester United

Although Anthony Elanga hasn’t featured throughout the entire campaign, he has been the go-to prospect for Ralf Rangnick since his arrival at the club. Aged just 19, the Swedish winger has made an impact on a number of games and appears to have a bright future at the Red Devils.

Phil Foden – Manchester City

It’s easy to forget that Phil Foden is just 21 years of age, especially given the fact that Pep Guardiola has carefully nurtured his undoubted ability, but this season he appears to be progressing from a boy into a man. One of the first names on the Manchester City team sheet, Foden is finally becoming the key player everyone knew he would be.

Bukayo Saka – Arsenal

After a disappointing and potentially traumatising end to his Euro 2020 challenge with England, many could have forgiven Bukayo Saka for stagnating somewhat. The opposite has happened, with the Arsenal youngster leading the Gunners to numerous victories during a campaign that has seen evident progress in the side under Mikel Arteta.

Jacob Ramsey – Aston Villa

One of the first names on the team sheet under new Villa boss Steven Gerrard, Jacob Ramsey appears to have an incredibly bright future in the game. Aged just 20, the young England under-21 International is running Premier League games from midfield despite having limited experience playing in the men’s game.

Tyrick Mitchell – Crystal Palace

Performing to a good level on a weekly basis, Tyrick Mitchell isn’t a name Premier League fans immediately think of when assessing young talent in the division, but the 22-year-old academy graduate has been a mainstay in the Palace side this season. The future appears to be bright.

Trevoh Chalobah – Chelsea

After patiently waiting in the wings and spending time on loan in the Championship at sides such as Ipswich and Huddersfield, alongside a spell in France with Lorient, Trevoh Chalobah is finally being given a chance to prove himself at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel. He’s taking it, too.