With the new Premier League campaign just a week away from its big kick off, excitement is building among supporters across the country, with many keen to see how their new look teams match up to some of English football’s most celebrated clubs. However, it is perhaps some of the leagues youngest stars who will be grabbing the headlines throughout the season, with managers now more than ever willing to select the best talent regardless of their fledgling years. The likes of Marcus Rashford, Kelechi Iheanacho and Reece Oxford all burst onto the scene during the 15/16 season, more than making their mark despite their inexperience. So who will be the players to follow in their footsteps this season?
With Jose Mourinho having taken over from Louis Van Gaal following their fifth place finish last time around, youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah would have perhaps have been left sweating on his place within the Manchester United squad. However, the 18-year-olds versatility should still see him increase his eight first team appearances to date, with the powerful teenager having the ability to play in centre midfield, as well as anywhere across the back four. Having even received a call up to the Dutch national team as a result of performances last season, things are certainly looking up for the former Ajax youngster. United are among the favourites for the title in the football betting for the upcoming season, along with rivals Manchester City. Bookies.com offer all the best betting tips and news, and their viewpoint on it is that Mourinho could well bring back the glory days to Old Trafford.
After their remarkable achievements of last season, Leicester City face the difficult task of following up their success against a rejuvenated league this time around. However, one man who will certainly be knocking on manager Claudio Ranieri’s door in search of first team opportunities is young left back Ben Chilwell. The 19-year-old was the subject of interest from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool during the summer, however having now signed a new contract at the King Power Stadium, will be looking to make his Premier League debut in the coming weeks, having already played in the FA and League Cup. Despite Leicester being among the outsiders for the title this time around, as seen at Bookies.com, the talent of Chilwell, along with team mate Demari Gray, has certainly got Foxes fans excited ahead of the new season.
With their new home at the Olympic Stadium, West Ham United will be looking to build upon their successes of last season, with the likes of Dimitri Payet and Mark Noble enjoying outstanding seasons for the Hammers. With Reece Oxford making a name for himself early on, it could well be another young player who breaks into the first team under Slaven Bilic. After being named as Bradford’s player of the year during his loan spell, Reece Burke is a young defender with an ever growing reputation in East London, having been handed his debut by former manager Sam Allardyce. The Hammers are offered short football betting odds to once again qualify for European in the 16/17 season.