Top 20 Premier League academy products to watch this year

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Every year it seems like there’s at least one young player that comes out of nowhere and makes a major impact for his club.

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Clubs like Tottenham have built their recent success around youth, with talents like Harry Kane and Dele Alli leading the way for Spurs.

Now, Premier League up-and-comers like Rob Holding and Nathan Ake will attempt to put their stamp on England’s top flight as these young defenders earn more minutes in 2017/18.

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Below is PST’s list of the top-20 academy products to watch for in the Premier League this season.


20. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City)
19. Conor Grant (Everton)
18. Noor Husin (Crystal Palace)
17. Brandon Barker (Manchester City)
16. Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United)
15. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford)
14. Martin Samuelson (West Ham)
13. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
12. Jeff Reine-Adelaide (Arsenal)
11. Domingos Quina (West Ham)
10. Kyle Walker-Peters (Spurs)
9. Tom Davies (Everton)
8. Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)
7. Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)
6. Tammy Abraham (Swansea City)
5. Reece Oxford (West Ham – on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach)
4. Rob Holding (Arsenal)
3. Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)
2. Demarai Gray (Leicester City)
1. Harry Winks (Spurs)