The Premier League is one of the toughest league in the world. It’s challenging for youngsters to compete in England, but some young stars manage to shine despite the difficulties. Here are the 10 best players in the English top-flight under the age of 21.
Declan Rice (21, West Ham United)
The 21-year-old has had a fantastic season with West Ham United. His 38 appearances in the league this season prove that he is remarkably consistent. Reportedly, Chelsea are eying to swoop him up in case Jorginho leaves for Serie A.
Rhian Brewster (20, Liverpool)
The young striker had an impressive season in the championship on loan to Swansea. His 22 goals in 11 matches prove that he is extremely talented and will surely fight for a spot in the Liverpool first team next season.
Brandon Williams (19, Manchester United)
The young left-back got his chance after several injuries to Luke Shaw. He now is one of the most talented young defenders in the Premier League. The youngster will definitely add defensive stability to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Mason Mount (21, Chelsea)
One of Chelsea’s most consistent performers this season, Mount has 12 goal contributions in 37 games in the league this season. He also put in a significant shift in the FA Cup final against Arsenal, which they ultimately lost. With the arrival of new stars at Chelsea, Mount’s performances will only improve next season.
Phil Foden (20, Manchester City)
Being the great David Silva’s successor is no joke. The club and the fans have great expectations from Phil Foden. He has 7 goal contributions in 23 Premier League appearances this season. His development will get a boost if he gets to play regularly under Pep Guardiola next season.
Callum Hudson Odoi (19, Chelsea)
Frank Lampard has one of the best young squads at Chelsea. Their recent transfer ban gave the chance to several young players, with Hudson Odoi being one of the top names. After a horrific injury, we can only wait and watch how Callum performs next season.
Matteo Guendouzi (21, Arsenal)
After being frozen out of the squad by Mikel Arteta, it is likely that Guendouzi will move to another club. There is no doubt that Guendouzi is definitely one of the best young players in England. Arsenal fans wouldn’t like seeing him leave.
Mason Greenwood (18, Manchester United)
The Englishman is easily the best young prospect at Manchester United since Marcus Rashford. With 31 appearances and 10 goals in the Premier League this season, Greenwood will definitely be a solid presence in Manchester United’s attack for years to come.
Bukayo Saka (18, Arsenal)
The 18-year-old is arguably the most versatile player at Arsenal, he has featured 26 times in the Premier League this season playing a variety of positions including left-back, left midfield, central midfield, left-wing and right-wing. He has impressed in every game played in this season. Arsenal rewarded him by giving him a new 4-year contract and the number 7 shirt for next season.
Gabriel Martinelli (19, Arsenal)
Another Arsenal player makes this list. With 3 goals in 14 appearances for Arsenal, Martinelli is easily one of the best signings Arsenal have made in recent times. The Brazilian is known for his pace, positional awareness, and goalscoring ability. Although he hasn’t featured ever since the lockdown ended due to injury, Martinelli will definitely be a star for Arsenal next season.