It’s no secret that there are a lot of young players in the Premier League, which in turn makes an even younger league in terms of the average age of players. Now many football clubs in England are focusing on young talented players. This is a common practice as most football teams in England have their own youth teams that produce outstanding young players. Therefore, now we will look at the top 5 most promising young players in the Premier League.
There is no doubt that such talented young players can be found in any position, from goalkeeper to striker or winger. But this list includes only the most outstanding young players who are the future of the English Premier League.
- Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
- Aaron Lennon
- Izzy Brown
- Matthew Briggs
- Harvey Elliot
5. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
Opening our roster is Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, who was 16 years and 176 days old when he entered the Premier League. He made his debut as a young striker for Aston Villa in 2015 when team manager Tim Sherwood sent the young player off as a substitute with 7 minutes left in regular time. The game was played at The Stadium of Light, and Aston Villa had already beaten rival Sunderland 4-0 in that match. The manager had excellent prospects for the young player as Rushian Hepburn-Murphy already had 18 goals in 21 games for Aston Villa’s youth team. After the 2018-2019 season, the player began to play on loan at various clubs until he got to the second league club Swindon Town, for which he still plays.
Games in which he took part – 80, goals 13.
4. Aaron Lennon
Aaron Lennon is known to fans for playing for the Tottenham Hotspur team. But his first appearance on the Premier League field came in 2003 when he played for Leeds United against his future club Tottenham. He first participated in a match at the age of 16 and 128 days at White Hart Lane. Already in 2005, a young promising player was bought by Tottenham Hotspur. The midfielder didn’t have a lot of goals in the season, but his confident play in the centre of the field was great. In the 2014-2015 season, he moved to Everton on loan, and the following year he was bought out by the team. The player ended his career after playing for the Burnley team in the 2018-2019 season.
Games in which he took part – 514, goals 41.
3. Izzy Brown
Izzy Brown opened the top three. When entering the field in the Premier League, the player turned 16 years and 117 days old. In 2013, the player played his first match for West Bromwich Albion, where the team lost 2-3 against Wigan Athletic. But the young promising player showed an excellent game, which interested the Chelsea management. After the player’s transfer to the Blues in the 2013-2014 season, he stopped entering the field. For two seasons, Izzy Brown played in only one match. In 2015, Chelsea loaned the player, now Izzy Brown changes teams every year but has game practice, albeit in the Championship.
Games in which he took part – 133, goals 10.
2. Matthew Briggs
Matthew Briggs is in second place on our list of the TOP 5 youngest players in the Premier League. At his debut for the English Premier League club Fulham, the defender turned 16 years and 65 days old. In May 2007, he took the field against the team Middlesborough. In that match, Matthew Briggs’ team lost with a score of 1-3. However, many analysts say that this game foreshadowed the young defender’s future career. The player made quite a few appearances for the England Under-21 side but changed his nationality to Guyana to face less competition and play more internationally. after the 2013-2014 season, Fulham loaned the player, and every year Matthew changed teams, after which Colchester United from League Two bought him out. After that, the player was never able to return to the Premier League and now plays for Gosport Borough of the Southern League Premier Division South.
Games in which he took part – 240, goals 12.
1. Harvey Elliot
The youngest player in Premier League history is Harvey Elliot, who made his debut at 16 years and 30 days. In 2019, the young player took the field in the 88th minute for Fulham in an away game against Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Before Liverpool bought the player, he played another 16 minutes for Fulham in other games. The player got a second wind already for the line-up of the Merseysiders. In 2021, Klopp put the youngster on the pitch in a 2-0 win against Burnley. In the 2020-2021 season, the player went on loan to Blackburn Rovers.
Games in which he took part – 86, goals 12.
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