English Premier League: The 11 Best Youngsters to Watch in 2011/2012

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English Premier League: The 11 Best Youngsters to Watch in 2011/2012
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The English Premier League will commence in under a week provided the notorious riots subside rather than intensify. It is destined to be a stunning campaign as the influence of investments, young development and new tactics ensure a more tense and thrilling campaign then the previous.

Although there is talks that the shock riots that have emerged in London and have since spread to Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham could result in the postponement of the commencement of 2011/2012 campaign, it is expected that the season will begin come the weekend.

The Premier League is widely considered the best football league in World Football, boasting the best players and the best youngsters. Maturity is something that is vital in the EPL and due to the high number of young guns who grace the English pitches, it is predominantly a blessing watching young talent grow.

It is astounding to think that some of the best players in the Premier League are still in their teenage or early 20s. Last season's PFA Young Player of the Year, Jack Wilshere, is only 19 yet conveys amazing maturity and composure in Arsenal's midfield. Furthermore Wayne Rooney debuted as a 16-year-old for Everton in 2002 and has now become one of the best strikers in the world and amassed over 400 professional appearances.

Youngsters will again thrive in 2011/2012 with more and more teams turning to internal youth players to fill voids left or unfulfilled by older, more experienced men. To tribute the upcoming campaign, BleacherReport establishes the 10 best youngsters to watch in 2011/2012.

One may argue what defines a youngster, as many young players possess the experience of older players. This slideshow focuses more on the players yet to fully blossom in the English Premier League.

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