Youngsters to Watch Out for in EPL 2010-11

Saura BhattacharjeeAnalyst IAugust 9, 2010

Youngsters to Watch Out for in EPL 2010-11

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    The 2010-11 season is a mere 3 days away from commencement and it seems like the past season has just ended.

    The same madness and excitement will start over again within a few days time and the Premier League followers cannot wait tot see their favourite clubs back in action.

    These summer transfer season has seen almost every Premier League club stressing on youth. Be it Chelsea, Newcastle, Manchester United or Arsenal or the Spurs' the prime objective of every club has been to inject youth into their aging squads.

    These season looks set to test several young guns who have impressed one and all with their soccer skills and are destined to achieve greatness.

    In these slideshow we will take a sneak preview into the top five youngsters whose performances might be worth watching and who look to emerge as the newest starlet of the Premier League 2010/11 season.

Jack Rodwell :: Everton's Rising Star

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    Everton's gifted youngster looks set to be given more playing time this season after impressing one and all with his skillful displays for the Toffees last season.

    The 19-year-old English footballer scored his debut Premier League goal against Manchester United with a brilliant individual effort last season. He has also delivered some brilliant performances for the Merseyside Blues' in the past seasons.

    Originally a defensive midfielder he can also be used as a centre-back. Last season he was mostly used by Everton manager David Moyes in more attacking midfield roles and he excelled in those positions too. He has slowly developed into a top quality box-to-box midfielder.

    Standing tall at 6'2" he has a good physical presence that will allow him to shine in the Premier League this season. He has a good understanding of the game and also has immense strengths in his shot that makes him a threat inside and outside an opponent's box.

    Though he did not get much playing time last season he looks set to be given more responsibilities this time around. He can very well be the brightest youngsters this season in the Premier League.

Daniel Pacheco :: Spanish Prodigy

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    Liverpool's 19-year-old Spanish striker has had a great outing in the recently concluded UEFA European U-19 Football Championship where he won the Golden Boot after scoring 4 goals for his country.

    He is touted as one of the brightest young prospects in the world today and has shown enough potential to up the expectations higher. Standing at 5'6" he is not exactly a lanky player but what he lacks in height he makes up in pace and skill. Lovingly called the "Killer" for his brilliant finishing the Spanish starlet is equally adept at creating both goal-scoring chances and scoring goals.

    The timid striker is a typical clever centre forward with superb touch and an eye for the goal. He is technically and mentally very mature which means he has a great vision as well brilliant positional awareness. This characteristics allow him to be both creator and finisher of attacking moves. He also has superb control on the ball that makes him a potential suitor to fill Torres' role at helm of Liverpool's attack.

    He has become a regular in the Reds' reserve team and looks set to be given first-team play more often this season. He is seen as one of the brightest prospects of Reds' youngsters and this season might be the prodigious Spanish starlets own.

Daniel Sturridge :: Blues' Brightest Star

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    Chelsea's 20-year-old striker has been promised more playing time this season by Blues' manager Carlo Ancelotti and he is predicted to take the role of Didier Drogba after his departure or retirement.

    A combination of great vision, quality finishing and lightning pace the former Manchester City player has the attributes to be the talismanic Drogba's ideal replacement.

    After arriving at Stamford Bridge from the Eastlands in July 2009 he made 20 appearances for the Blues' and scored 5 goals. With the Double winning West Londoners looking to add youth into their aging squad the 6'0" hitman looks to be given more playing time.

    He has shown ample potential and hopefully this season might be the year he comes of age and takes on Chelsea's goalscoring responsibilities as the Stamford Bridge outfit braces itself for a new era in the club's history.

Giovani Dos Santos :: Mexican Sensation

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    Tottenham Hotspurs' 21-year-old Mexican attacking midfielder came of age during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as he emerged as the newest Mexican sensation and was also nominated for the FIFA Young Player of the tournament award.

    Spurs' manager Harry Redknapp will surely give his young star more playing time this season to improve and the quick-feet Mexican looks to shine for the North London outfit.

    The former Barcelona youngster has had loan spells in Ipswich Town and Galatasaray but he will be more actively involved with the Spurs' this season and has ample potential to emerge as the best youngster of the 2010-11 Premier League season.

    Lightning pace combined with his brilliant skills and vision makes him a bright prospect of the future and Tottenham will hope that their promising youngster keeps his World Cup form intact.

Javier "Chicarito" Hernandez

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    The 22-year-old Mexican youngster has been touted by many to become a United legend. He has already displayed enough caliber to win over Red Devils' fans.

    Signed from Guadalajara early this season, the young Mexican also showed glimpses of his genius at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. His superb pace and brilliant skills have earned him a decent number of followers all over the world. He was clocked as the fastest player in the World Cup 2010 reaching a top speed of 32.15 km/h. The kid has ample potential to be the future superstar.

    He debuted for the Red Devils in July and scored his first competitive goal for the Old Trafford outfit in their Community Shield win over rivals Chelsea.

    With Sir Alex Ferguson looking set to give his new signing ample playing time the youngster is destined for greatness and this year might be the "Year of the Chicharito."