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The 10 most exciting soccer starlets to watch during the 2022/23 English Premier League season

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Michael Olise, Erling Haaland, Fabio Carvalho.
There are a number of young stars to keep an eye on this term in the Premier League.Getty/Alex Pantling; Getty/Chris Brunskill; Getty/Boris Streubel

William Saliba

William Saliba.
William Saliba has spent the past three years playing in France.Getty/James Williamson

Club: Arsenal

Age: 21

Position: Centre-back

After three seasons on-loan in France, Saliba is finally set to become a first team regular at Arsenal.

Ligue 1's Young Player of the Year last season, the 6-foot-4 Frenchman is a colossus in the back that is also adept with the ball at his feet.

 

 

Fabio Carvalho

Fabio Carvalho.
Carvalho is a joy to watch.Getty/Matthew Ashton

Club: Liverpool

Age: 19

Position: Midfielder

Liverpool has been craving to find a natural replacement for Philippe Coutinho ever since the Brazilian playmaker left for Barcelona in 2018.

In Carvalho, the Reds have done just that.

A creative-minded, attacking midfielder who enjoys being in the opponent's box, Carvalho is extremely skillful and has an acute eye for goal.

Alejandro Garnacho

Alejandro Garnacho.
Alejandro Garnacho.Getty/Ash Donelon

Club: Manchester United

Age: 18

Position: Winger

Manchester United is short on numbers this season after failing to attract a number of its top targets in the transfer window, so manager Erik ten Hag will be forced to look to the club's young players throughout the campaign.

Fortunately, the Dutch coach has a plethora of starlets at his disposal, the best of which is Garnacho.

Already part of Argentina's senior set-up, Lionel Messi is a big admirer of the teenager, according to The Mirror.

 

Moises Caicedo

Moises Caicedo.
Caicedo was a key figure for Brighton at the end of the 2021/22 season.Getty/Manchester United

Club: Brighton

Age: 20

Position: Midfielder

Caicedo enjoyed a fine end to last season for Brighton, starting each of the club's last eight Premier League matches — all but one of which the Seagulls won.

The highlight of his run of games came as he opened the scoring in a 4-0 win over Manchester United with a thumping 25-yard strike.

Erling Haaland

Manchester City forward Erling Haaland (9) looks on after a Club Friendly match against Bayern Munich.
Haaland is the Premier League's most notable new addition this summer.Getty/Joe Robbins

Club: Manchester City

Age: 22

Position: Striker

He is the player to watch in the Premier League this season, so it's easy to forget that Haaland is still only 22 years old, given how much he's already achieved.

The Norwegian hitman already has 175 career goals to his name, 86 of which came over the last three seasons for Borussia Dortmund in just 89 matches.

A deadly finisher, he will no doubt add plenty to that tally this term with City's creative stars around him.

Tino Livramento

Tino Livramento of Southampton during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium.
Livramento is currently out injured.Getty/Robin Jones

Club: Southampton

Age: 19

Position: Full-back

Livramento was one of the Premier League's outstanding full-backs last season before succumbing to a serious knee injury in April that required surgery.

He isn't expected to be back until near Christmas, but when he does return, the pacy, strong, and attack-minded defender will no doubt be a huge boost for Southampton's survival hopes.

Brennan Johnson

Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi Final 2nd Leg match between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United at City Ground.
Johnson has Forest's top scorer last season.Getty/Michael Regan

Club: Nottingham Forest

Age: 21

Position: Striker

Brennan scored 18 goals, including two in the playoffs, and produced nine assists last season as Nottingham Forest secured its return to the Premier League after 23 years away.

Forest tied him down to a new four-year deal this summer, and his goals will prove vital if the club is to avoid falling out of the top flight again so soon.

Michael Olise

Michael Olise of Crystal Palace during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at Selhurst Park.
Michael Olise.Getty/Sebastian Frej

Club: Crystal Palace

Age: 20

Position: Winger

Olise turned heads with his performances for Palace last term despite what was an injury-disrupted debut campaign at Selhurst Park.

The technically gifted Frenchman has a magical left foot, which he used to devastating effect, often picking out his towering striking teammates in the box.

A striker's dream.

Aaron Hickey

Aaron Hickey of Brentford during the pre-season friendly match between Brentford and Real Betis at Brentford Community Stadium.
Hickey in action for Brentford against Real Betis.Getty/Visionhaus

Club: Brentford

Age: 20

Position: Full-back

Scotland has a recent track record of producing great full-backs, and Hickey is the latest.

Though naturally right-footed, the 20-year-old plays on the left and possesses a wicked delivery to match his tireless work-rate.

Having spent last season in Italy, the home of defending, too, he's also a solid a defender – a skill often overlooked in modern full-backs.

Carney Chukwuemeka

Chelsea Unveil New Signing Carney Chukwuemeka at Chelsea Training Ground.
Chukwuemeka started his career at Northampton Town.Getty/Darren Walsh

Club: Chelsea

Age: 18

Position: Midfielder

Chelsea spent $24 million to bring box-to-box midfielder Chukwuemeka to Stamford Bridge from Aston Villa this summer.

The move came shortly after he helped England's Under-19s win the European Championship, where he scored in the final against Israel.

"He's obviously a big talent, someone who's got big potential," said Villa manager Steven Gerrard upon the player's departure.

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