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Top 10 Youngsters for the season 2011-2012

21 May

In one of the most exciting top flight seasons, we have seen numerous youngsters make their mark. Here are the top 10 youngsters.

10. Ryan Shotton, 23, Right-Back, Stoke City and England

Born and bred in Stoke, the youngster has had an impressive first full season with the Potters. A great thrower of the ball, like his predecessor Rory Delap, Shotton has become a regular for Stoke this season. He can also play as an emergency forward, as his goals in the Europa League will signify.

9. Victor Moses, 21, Winger, Wigan Athletic and Nigeria

Moses has been a regular for Wigan this season. He is pacy and skillful, and a menace on both wings. He has scored 6 and created 6 goals this season.

8. James McClean, 23, Winger, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland

Signed for a meagre fee from Irish club, Derry, McClean made his debut for Sunderland, only in December. However, he has been a revelation, scoring 6 goals and assisting 4 in all competitions.

7. Anthony Pilkington, 23, Forward, Norwich City and Republic of Ireland

Pilkington is a fine asset to have for Norwich City, in their breakthrough season in the Premier League. A skillful forward, Pilkington is always a danger to oppositions, and has netted 8 times this season.

6. Joe Allen, 22, Central Midfielder, Swansea City and Wales

A neat passer of the ball, Joe Allen has been compared to the likes of Arteta, Xavi and Iniesta, already. His pass completion rates and possession play make him one of the best players in a Swansea side, that has impressed everyone this season, with their style of football.

5. Junior Hoilett, 21, Winger, Blackburn Rovers and Canada

In a forgettable season for Blackburn, the skillful Canadian forward, Junior Hoilett, has been one of the few bright points. 7 goals and 7 assists for relegated Blackburn, have drawn interest from clubs such as Arsenal and Manchester United.

4. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 18, Winger, Arsenal and England

Signed from Southampton, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been nothing short of brilliant for the Gunners this season. Short, but well built, he can accelerate and leave defenders in his wake. He has already become a crowd favorite at the Emirates.

3. Kyle Walker, 21, Right Back, Tottenham Hotspur and England

Walker is another addition to a host of options for England at right-back, a list which includes Glen Johnson and Micah Richards. Walker is not only a good defender, but his forward play has been a asset for Spurs this season. He also scored two thunderbolts, one against Arsenal, and the other against Blackburn. He won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

2. Daniel Sturridge, 22, Forward, Chelsea and England

Sturridge will provide more attacking options for England, after a fine season for Chelsea. He has scored 13 goals and created 7, to be a regular in a side that boasts of names such as Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Salomon Kalou.

1. Danny Wellbeck, 21, Forward, Manchester United and England

Like Sturridge, Wellbeck has been a regular in a side that consists of players such as Dimitar Berbatov, Javier Hernandez and Michael Owen. The pacy forward has linked well with Wayne Rooney, to score 12 goals in all competitions, including strikes against Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City.

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Best of the Best

 

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