Ruben Loftus-Cheek (17), Chelsea—Anchor
There are high hopes for Loftus-Cheek despite him staying largely out of the public eye up to this point, with Chelsea in particular rather excited about his potential.
Competition for England's future midfield is fierce, and it speaks volumes of his potential that he makes the first XI.
Jack Wilshere (21), Arsenal—Box-to-box threat
Provided he doesn't break down with a career-ending injury, Wilshere will be a mainstay in the England setup due to his incredible natural talent.
He can shuttle up and down, link play and playmake—the all-encompassing midfield option.
James Ward-Prowse (18), Southampton—Playmaker
Ward-Prowse has impressed at every level in his career and looks a Premier League-calibre player at just 18 years of age.
He was a cut above his teammates at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, so expect him to make his senior bow within two years.
Nathaniel Chalobah (18), Chelsea
Was beaten out here by teammate Loftus-Cheek, but Chalobah is a precious, versatile talent nonetheless.
Ross Barkley (19), Everton
Extremely unlucky to miss out on the first XI and could easily walk into a different formation. An amazing prospect.
Dan Crowley (15), Arsenal
Arsenal stole this ridiculous young talent from Aston Villa's academy this summer, and he's already dominating players three or four years older.