Top young English footballers to look out for this season


5. Alfie Mawson

Mawson was rather unknown until last season when he was introduced under Francesco Guidolin. Although he did struggle to start under him, he got some game time under Bob Bradley. He became a regular starter under Paul Clement, and it was then where he showed his true defensive skills. He was a standout performer, scoring four important goals for the Swans, helping them from being relegated and it is fascinating that the defender got booked only once in 27 appearances. Check out our football betting tips here.


4. Dominic Solanke

Solanke was one of those unlucky Chelsea graduates who failed to get some regular time with the London club. It was only logical that he moved away and signed for Liverpool. Under Jurgen Klopp, it is interesting to see how the youngster develops given how well he has performed at the U20 World Cup where he scored four goals and ended as a World Cup winner. He has already scored for the Reds, and with Klopp not worried about giving chances to youngsters, Solanke can surely flourish well with the right attitude.


3. Tammy Abraham

Tammy is part of the Chelsea youth system who had a fantastic time at Bristol City last season. Being loaned out to the Championship side, Tammy showed some clinical finishing, scoring 23 goals as he finished as the second highest goal scorer in the Championship last season. He recently signed a long term contract at Chelsea and is loaned out to Swansea for this season. With Llorente the only striker present at the Welsh club, Tammy has the chance to get some good game time under his belt in the top division.


2. Jordan Pickford

Sunderland had a season to forget last year, but there were some exceptional performers for them in Jermain Defoe and Jordan Pickford. Pickford was very consistent between the sticks, helping Sunderland from conceding time and again. Although his efforts were not enough to save Sunderland, he surely helped himself earn a big move to Everton. His 11 saves against Arsenal last season was his best performance, and he can only hope to become better and help England between the sticks in the near future.


1. Demarai Gray

Gray has always looked like a difference making youngster whenever he has been handed the chance. Overshadowed by the presence of Mahrez and Albrighton, Gray can now get more regular chances with Mahrez likely to leave Leicester City. His speed with the ball is incredible and is difficult to stop with his low centre of gravity. Under the right guidance, Gray can surely become an important player for the Foxes this season.