Chances given to those under 20 years of age in the English Premier League are few and far between.
The talent and mental maturity needed to make an impact at such a level is borderline absurd, but a special selection each season are given a real chance to make a name for themselves.
Looking ahead to the 2013-14 season, which youngsters can come in and make an impact? We select our U-20 XI in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
To be eligible for the side, players must be 20 or younger on the day the season starts.