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As if responding to widespread, general criticisms of top-flight football, Premier League clubs have endeavoured give their promising youngsters as many minutes as possible this season, and it's refreshing to see them do so.
Southampton started their opening-day tussle against West Bromwich Albion with three 18-year-olds on the pitch—Luke Shaw, Callum Chambers and James Ward-Prowse—and they remain a vital part of the team.
Adnan Januzaj got his long-awaited start against Sunderland and scored a brace, while Charalampos Mavrias, Jose Campagna, Saido Berahino, Ravel Morrison and more have all been given the platform to impress.
Ross Barkley of Everton has made the most of his chance and is now a guaranteed starter in an Everton side chasing European football.
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