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Jack Wilshere, 16, Arsenal
Everyone gets terrifically excited when an Englishman with a left-foot shows up (see Downing, Stewart), but early reports suggest this lad could be the real thing. A winger who can play up front, Wilshere may be legally unable to buy cigarettes (you have to be 18 now apparently. No, us neither) but he's been impressing all and sundry with his goalscoring exploits in the reserves, and bagged a good few for Arsenal in pre-season. It may sound insignificant, but his elevation from squad number 55 to 19 shows Wilshere will be competing with the likes of Carlos Vela for a spot in the Gunners' first team, if only perhaps for the Carling Cup jollies.

Lukas Fabianski, 23, Arsenal
Purchased last summer, Fabianski was restricted to a handful of appearances last term, and although he was the man between the sticks in the humiliating 5-1 spanking at the hands of Spurs, the Pole showed some promise. More significantly, Fabianski's showing in the friendly against Juventus prompted Arsene Wenger to tell the gents of the press that he was the reason Jens Lehmann has not been directly replaced

Rafael da Silva, 18, Manchester United
Signed along with brother and fellow full-back Fabio, Rafael da Silva seemed to make an impression on Alex Ferguson in pre-season prompting the Scot to say: "The young players were fantastic and young Rafael the right-back was a sensation for me." And with Gary Neville not too far away from retirement, things are looking up for the young Brazilian.

David Ngog, 19, Liverpool
While his goalscoring record (one in 19 games for PSG) might not be too impressive, Ngog showed some promise in netting one of Liverpool's four against Rangers at the weekend. The Frenchman is tall and powerful, making him perhaps a more obvious candidate to fill in for Fernando Torres.

Jack Rodwell, 17, Everton
England Under-16 captain Rodwell has already made a couple of appearances for Everton, and the club made quite a fanfare of him signing a professional contract in March. What really bodes well for his prospects this season is both his versatility (he can play at the back and in midfield) and Everton's chronic lack of depth, something David Moyes is getting increasingly worked up about. A mention too for Jose Baxter, a 16-year-old striker causing murmurs after a terrific strike against Forest in pre-season.

James Tomkins, 19, West Ham
A tall centre-half, more than comfortable on the ball, Tomkins already has half-a-dozen first team appearances under his belt at Upton Park. Should he kick on this season, Tomkins could establish himself in Alan Curbishley's starting XI given - Matt Upson aside - the distinctly average nature of his competition.

Freddie Sears, 18, West Ham
By the time Sears made his goal-scoring debut for the first team last season, the young striker had already bagged 25 in 24 for West Ham's reserves. While his prominence at the back end of last season had a lot to do with the injury crisis at Upton Park, Sears will be confident of getting a few more games given only the brittle Dean Ashton, Craig Bellamy and Carlton Cole stand in his way.

Chris Gunter, 19, Spurs
Gunter was one of four defenders signed by Juande Ramos in January, and after the sale of Pascal Chimbonda the Welsh full-back has moved a step up in the White Hart Lane pecking order. Given that Spurs are likely to be competing on four fronts in the coming campaign, Gunter's ability to play on both the right and left could mean he gets a good few matches.


Jamie O'Hara, 21, Spurs
He's not a new name, having made 17 appearances last season, but O'Hara could play a crucial role for Spurs in the coming months. Their summer purchases have heavily favoured the more skilful, attacking side of the Spurs team, so O'Hara's energy and tough-tackling might prove a useful foil for the likes of Modric, Bentley and Dos Santos.


Ched Evans, 19, Manchester City
Mark Hughes is apparently in the market for another striker before the season starts, but should young Welshman Evans continue the sort of form he showed while on loan at Norwich last season, Hughes may be able to put the chequebook away. Evans scored ten goals for City, but perhaps more impressive was the quality of the strikes - nearly all of them pearlers. Evans was rewarded with a new three-year contract in July, not something that a manager like Hughes hands out to chumps.

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Jamie O'Hara, 21, Spurs
He's not a new name, having made 17 appearances last season, but O'Hara could play a crucial role for Spurs in the coming months. Their summer purchases have heavily favoured the more skilful, attacking side of the Spurs team, so O'Hara's energy and tough-tackling might prove a useful foil for the likes of Modric, Bentley and Dos Santos.
Agree 100%......I really like the looks of this kid. He has great potential and a brilliant left peg.....


Good to see Rafael on the list too
 

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why every body forgetting about Fabio
he is probably twice the quality of Rafeal when attacking
Rafa Assists Fabio Scores :)
 

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abojodeh said:
what an idiot who made the list
ngog
what a ****
Steady on Abo. :) Ngog had a lousy scoring record in France because the Ligue 1 style of defending is quite different.

French defenders tend to close down players very quickly. In the premiership Ngog will get to run at defenders which suits his powerful style.
 

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dlan4327 said:
Steady on Abo. :) Ngog had a lousy scoring record in France because the Ligue 1 style of defending is quite different.

French defenders tend to close down players very quickly. In the premiership Ngog will get to run at defenders which suits his powerful style.
good point there
But Ngog positioning is crap hes finishing is awful, his speed ain't great, tall yes but hes no beast
just another typical liverpool purchase
i hate skysport pundits
 

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What the hell is Fabianski doing on there 23 is barely young these days :p and i don't rate him at all, will probably just be back IMO.
 

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whe whole list is crap
where is Possebon
this player have cool touches that allot of experienced footballers wish to have
when ever he enters he tottaly dominate the midfield, his passing is class and hes going to one of the best ball winners in the EPL in the next few years

and where is fabio :confused:
 

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Nemanjaaa said:
What the hell is Fabianski doing on there 23 is barely young these days :p and i don't rate him at all, will probably just be back IMO.
For a GK it is. Foster is what 26? Yet we still call him 'the future'.

We will have loads of players on those lists in a few years. Wellbeck, Macheda, Pettrucci, Fabio ect.

I really hope Wellbeck gets on there. We need atleast 1 local lad in the team.
 

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Jamie O'Hara played well last year for spurs, good player!!
But Freddie Sears is the brightest of them all IMO
The kid looks class, watch him score this year
 

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what about that Ramsey lad that foolishly went to Arse over us, he will probably get a good few games this year in the carling cup he could really make a name for himself.
 

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did any of ye see Ramseys first few games yet?????
i know he is young and maybe he was nervous but he was there worst palyer.
Possebon would make a show of him, i know Ramsey is just 16 but maybe in 2years he will make this list, still young then at 18!
 
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