first_img Aiden O’Neill (Burnley) – The Australian midfielder is back at Burnley after spending the second half of last season on loan at Oldham Athletic. Previous to that Sean Dyche gave the 18-year-old his debut against Liverpool and he went on to make another four Burnley appearances before heading for League One. O’Neill will have undoubtedly gained valuable experience from his loan spell. Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth) – Fresh from captaining the England Under-20s to World Cup glory the former Leeds man will want to take next season by storm. Cook’s debut campaign for the Cherries was disappointing, as it was regularly interrupted by injury, but he has always possessed quality. If any manager is likely to give young British talent a chance to shine in the Premier League it will be Eddie Howe – watch this space. Rob Holding (Arsenal) – The 21-year-old defender was signed from Bolton last summer and, though he featured sparingly throughout the season, he benefitted from Arsenal’s formation change. Holding played regularly in the Gunners new back three system, during the last couple of months of the season and earned plenty of plaudits for his play. He played the full 90 minutes as Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final and, should Arsenal stick with the formation next season, expect to see Holding far more regularly. 20 Though transfer rumours undoubtedly get football fans excited, watching a youngster rising through the ranks into the first team must come a close second.A heap of money has been invested in youth by Premier League teams in recent years – with wide ranging degrees of success.But who could be the next young up-and-coming star at your Premier League club?We’ve picked one player from each side that could establish themselves in the first team next season.Scroll through the gallery above to see who might make the grade. 20 Declan Rice (West Ham United) – The young Irish centre back seems to have a lot of promise and made his West Ham debut as a late substitute in the final game of the season. He won West Ham’s Young Player of the Year award and, despite being 18 years old, was called into Martin O’Neil’s senior Republic of Ireland squad in May. Fellow young central defender Reece Oxford looks likely to move away next season on-loan to Borussia Monchengladbach. 20 20 Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) – The striker will be joining Jurgen Klopp’s Reds after deciding to leave Chelsea and he enjoyed a summer to remember. Solanke won the Golden Ball award for the player of the tournament, as England won the Under-20 World Cup, and he clearly has potential. While the likes of Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino will be higher up in the pecking order you would not be surprised if 19-year-old Solanke was granted several opportunities to impress. 20 Ben White (Brighton & Hove Albion) – Though the central defender only signed his first professional contract last summer, he has certainly looked promising in his few Brighton outings. The 19-year-old made his debut in the EFL Cup as the Seagulls dismantled Colchester 4-0 back in August and Chris Hughton is an admirer. 20 20 Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – Currently on duty with the England Under-21s, the Leicester left back has shown plenty of promise for a while. Chilwell made 12 appearances in the league for the Foxes last season but still has Christian Fuchs ahead of him in the pecking order. However, at 20 years of age, the Englishman has plenty of time on his side to establish himself. 20 20 Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United) – The young striker spent last season on loan at Barnsley but will be hoping to kick on after playing his part in England’s Under-20 success. The 20-year-old will now be looking to step up another gear and force his way into the thoughts of Rafa Benitez as Newcastle gear up for top-flight football once more. Sullay KaiKai (Crystal Palace) – The Crystal Palace youth product spent the first half of last season on loan at Brentford and grabbed three goals in 18 appearances before returning to the Eagles in January. The 21-year-old featured in Palace’s final day match against Manchester United and will undoubtedly be looking to impress whoever comes in as the new boss at Selhurst Park. Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) – After spending the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach the 21-year-old central defender will finally return to his parent club. The Denmark international certainly caught the eye in Germany and is likely to be afforded the opportunity to impress manager Antonio Conte. Of course, breaking into the Chelsea first team is notoriously hard as the club have a plethora of young talent finding it hard to get noticed. Let’s not forget the Blues also have Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah, Nathan Ake, Lewis Baker and Izzy Brown amongst others. Matt Targett (Southampton) – The Southampton left back has been threatening to establish himself at for the last couple of years but only made four Premier League appearances last season. Much of that is down to injury as well as the impressive form of Ryan Bertrand. But should the former Chelsea defender move away this summer then Targett could be a ready-made replacement. 20 Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United) – The England youth international found his way into the Manchester United first team last season thanks to a host of injury problems amongst other members of the squad and he caught the eye. The 19-year-old primarily plays in defence but says he is happy to play anywhere if it means time on the pitch. Tuanzebe also ended the season by winning United’s Reserve Team Player of the Year award. 20 Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion) – The 19-year-old was handed some first team opportunities by Tony Pulis as he started four Premier League games and came on as a substitute another four times. Despite being young, Field more than held his own in the Baggies midfield and, with Darren Fletcher gone, more chances could come his way. 20 20 20 Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) – The young central midfielder became a frequent sight last season as he made 18 substitute appearances and three starts in the Premier League. However, a serious injury in April brought his season to a premature end but the future looks bright for the 21-year-old. He often impressed for Tottenham and boss Mauricio Pochettino is clearly a fan. Fellow youngster Josh Onomah could also threaten to establish himself next season. Aleix Garcia (Manchester City) – The Spanish midfielder made eight appearances in all competitions last season for Pep Guardiola and looks to have plenty of promise. Similar to Chelsea, Manchester City have invested huge amounts of money into their academy setup with relatively little return. With plenty more expensive transfers incoming the chances of a youngster breaking into the City first team are even more difficult. However, Garcia represents the best chance next season unless he goes out on loan. Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City) – The 20-year-old Egyptian had some exciting moments for Stoke in his debut campaign after signing from Al Ahly. With 19 appearances in all competitions under his belt the next step for Sobhi would be to make himself a starting first team regular for Mark Hughes. The signs have looked good so far. 20 20 20 20 Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) – The Danish midfielder arrived at Huddersfield in 2013 and has been in and around the first team for the last two campaigns. Billing made 16 Championship appearances for the Terriers last season and has shown real glimpses of quality under David Wagner’s stewardship. However, consistency is required now if the 21-year-old is to fully establish himself in the Huddersfield side. Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) – McBurnie arrived with a bang after scoring twice on his Swans debut, against Peterborough in the EFL Cup. While a few more appearances came his way the Scot had to make do with playing Premier League 2 football for most of the season. At the age of 21 McBurnie will want to make more of an impact at Swansea but could also head off on loan to the Championship. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Everton are a side full of young talent at the moment and have a manager in Ronald Koeman prepared to give them a chance. The large number of Toffees in the England Under-20 squad is a huge signal of the quality within the current youth ranks and Calvert-Lewin, the scorer of the World Cup winning goal, could really step up next season. The 20-year-old made 11 appearances, scoring once, in the Premier League last season and is sure to be buoyed by his successful summer. Ademola Lookman is also on the verge of making an impact while it could be argued 18-year-old Tom Davies has already become a first team regular. 20 20 Jerome Sinclair (Watford) – The former Liverpool man’s exit from Anfield was perhaps more dramatic than his time at Watford has been so far. After featuring five times in the league Sinclair was then loaned out to Birmingham City for the rest of the season. Still aged 20 there is time for Sinclair to step up and make a mark. last_img