Every season there are stars and the Premier League is no different, with these five rising stars ready to shine.
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With a lot of promising young players leaving this summer, especially the top six teams where they can’t get regular minutes at the moment, it will be intriguing to see new stars shine for lower Premier League sides.
How many times will you hear: “he must have minutes to continue to develop”. Well, a lot of the players on our roster have left the only clubs they’ve ever known and have either stolen the nest this season or before.
Let’s take a look at five Premier League players who are ready for breakout campaigns.
Harvey Elliott (Liverpool)
The 18-year-old had an excellent season on loan at the Blackburn Rovers in the league last season (seven goals and 11 assists) and is set for regular Premier League minutes. Jurgen Klopp praised Elliott’s displays and improved maturity and physique in the preseason and the former Fulham Academy star’s talent is undisputed. The England junior international has a bright future and you’d expect him to get regular minutes off the bench ahead of Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi this season in the wide attacking zones he prefers to play in. He also played in a midfielder three in a more central role in the preseason and Klopp could deploy him there after losing Wijnaldum and people like Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with long-term injury issues.
Billy Gilmour (City of Norwich)
It will be a very good decision for ‘Irn Bru Iniesta’ as the 20-year-old was not going to play regularly at Chelsea ahead of Kovacic, Kante and Jorginho this season. The Scottish midfielder will play week after week at Norwich and his skill with the ball is incredible, as he showed during EURO 2020 against England. If he doesn’t hurt himself, this is a good place for him. Norwich is playing attacking and attractive football under Daniel Farke which should help Gilmour progress in his game. He has already shone for Chelsea in small touches, but now he is proving his talent every week.
Tino Livramento (Southampton)
You might not have heard of Valentino Livramento, but that will change very soon. Livramento, 18, was Chelsea Academy Player of the Year last season and he moved to Southampton on a permanent contract this summer and is set to become a star for the Saints. Livramento is such a talent that Chelsea allowed him to leave for $ 7.2million but inserted a buyout clause of $ 34.7million. A wide player who can play from the back or as a winger on both flanks, Ralph Hasenhuttl will develop his high pressing tendencies and Livramento has supreme quality on the ball and always seems to make the right decision. Southampton may have found another gem, via Chelsea, as Livramento has already shown up in pre-season.
Olivier Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur)
After a very good season on loan at Norwich in the Championship, Oliver Skipp, 20, is fighting hard to start alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for Tottenham. Looks like Skipp has been around for a long time and was highly rated under Mauricio Pochettino and even Jose Mourinho, who sent him on loan as part of a long-term plan. Nuno Espirito Santo loves a combative central midfielder and Skipp can not only interrupt play, but he is also very good at playing single passes. We all know Spurs are great for the future, even if Harry Kane leaves, but the main problem in recent years has been defending. Hojbjerg and Skipp would form a solid base in front of all four full-backs and allow Spurs full-backs to leap forward. It seems that Skipp has edged Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele for the place alongside Hojbjerg.
Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace)
Yet another young player who left the Chelsea setup for good this summer in search of regular Premier League action (Livramento, Lewis Bate and Dynel Simeu have followed the trend set by Tariq Lamptey) and Guehi, 21, s ‘has been well developed on loan at Swansea City in the league in recent seasons. The talented center-back won the Under-17 World Cup with England and is a true leader at the back while also being comfortable in possession. Palace puts their trust in the young players under the guidance of new manager Patrick Vieira and Guehi will play regularly this season. Everything he’s shown so far suggests he’s up for the challenge.