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Iceni Magazine | August 12, 2022

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Five Of the Best English Premier League Players Under the Age Of 25

Five Of the Best English Premier League Players Under the Age Of 25

The Premier League is flooded with talent, and while the league’s traditional superpowers may try to prise the most highly sought-after foreign players in the transfer window, there is plenty of brilliant homegrown

Indeed, part of England’s success at Euro 2021 can be attributed to the wealth of players that have graduated through the youth academy before exploding onto the scene and making their senior team debuts.

This is an exciting time to be an England fan in general, so let’s take a closer look at five of the best English players under the age of 25, who are plying their trade in the Premier League.

Phil Foden (Manchester City, 21)

You can usually catch Phil Foden gliding around the pitch, and he embodies everything about the Pep Guardiola philosophy at Manchester City – he is prepared to work hard, but he has mesmerising feet, and he has added goals to his game.

Foden has popped up with some important strikes over the course of this season, and his left foot has become something of a wand. The 21-year-old has a low centre of gravity, which may draw immediate comparisons with Lionel Messi, and he now usually carries short odds in the goalscorer betting markets.

So, if you are scouring for particular markets ahead of a Premier League game, you can find a bookmaker that will have interesting prop markets to cater for bettors who like to place a wager in this specific section. It is worth bearing in mind that the best sites will generally be the ones that have a wide range of payment methods and facilitate online betting with PayPal.

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal, 21) 

For those unfamiliar with Emile Smith Rowe, he is a product of the Arsenal youth system, and he is nicknamed the ‘Croydon De Bruyne’, which is a flattering comparison to Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Smith Rowe oozes talent. He has an eye for a pass in the same way that De Bruyne has, and he knows his place within the system. He doesn’t do anything that is too extravagant, and he has also been among the goals this season – at the time of writing, he has netted nine times, and provided two assists. He will only get better, and it will be interesting to see how long he stays at the Gunners for before another big club tries to poach him!

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal, 20)

He may only be 20, but Bukayo Saka plays with a maturity beyond his years. Saka boasts a terrific turn of pace, and he is very versatile as he can play in a variety of positions.

Saka is at the vanguard of the Mikel Arteta revolution at the Emirates, and he is one of those players that makes you sit up and take notice. He is always prepared to offer and take ownership of the ball, which is something to be admired. He may only be in the nascent stages of his career, but he has a gift, and Arsenal will only be too aware of that.

Declan Rice (West Ham, 23)

Initially, he started out as a centre-back before transitioning into a midfielder, and it has been one of the most ingenious metamorphoses in the Premier League. Declan Rice does the simple things well on the ball, and he has had a few admirers.

Chelsea and Manchester United have been keeping tabs on Rice for a while, and although there is nothing to suggest Rice is unhappy at West Ham, you imagine he will want to play Champions League football sooner rather than later.

Mason Mount (Chelsea, 23)

At 23, Mason Mount is already a Champions League winner, and how many English players can say that? He is one of these players that has a positive attitude on the ball, and he’s always willing to be direct.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel recently admitted he is delighted with Mount’s application in training, and under Tuchel, Mount has continued to develop quickly. And after falling short in the league this season, Mount could the west London outfit make a concerted effort to push for the title next term.


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