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Top Five: Premier League young talents

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With the Premier League close to kick-off, players will be looking to prove themselves to their managers, teammates and fans over the coming months.

Here we take a look at five of the youngest players in the league who should have breakout seasons.

Gerard Deulofeu, Everton

One of the Nou Camp's hottest young prospects will spend the season on loan with Roberto Martinez and Everton. Deulofeu may take a couple of months to settle into English football, but expect the Goodison Park faithful to be singing his praises come May.

The 19-year-old winger has shone for Barcelona B over the last two seasons, scoring 27 goals in 68 appearances. He has even made a few appearances for the senior side, appearing three times last season for Tito Vilanova.

This is a man that has also shone for Spain at youth level, winning the UEFA U19 Championship in 2011 and 2012, including the Golden Player award at the 2012 tournament. 

Expect Martinez to be patient with the young man at the start of the season, but also expect big things from him when he does get his chance.

Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea

The Belgian striker scored an incredible 17 goals in 35 league appearances while on loan with West Brom last season. 

One of the first decisions that returning manager José Mourinho made at Chelsea was to rule out the possibility of the Belgian going out on loan again, preferring to keep him in his own squad.

With Chelsea yet to make a big signing in the forwards department and with Wayne Rooney looking set to stay at Manchester United, Lukaku could be given more minutes this season than both he and Mourinho expected.

That shouldn't trouble the 20-year-old and he could even improve on last season's tally as he enjoys the world-class service up front from the likes of Mata and Hazard.

Andreas Cornelius, Cardiff City

Cardiff's record signing arrives from FC Copenhagen with an impressive goalscoring record.

Cornelius played 34 times for the Danish league champions last season and netted 18 goals. That made him the league's top scorer and, aged just 20, it was only his first full season.

He has even made seven international appearances, scoring once against the Czech Republic and looks set to play many more games for Denmark in what should be a successful career. The next step in that successful career will be at Cardiff and if he can even get into double figures he will be doing well for both himself and his newly-promoted club.

Wilfried Zaha, Manchester United

Manchester United's £15 million young star comes into the 2013/14 season after helping former club Crystal Palace to promotion. He was bought in January, before being loaned back to Palace to finish the season.

And what a season he had! The winger was instrumental in Palace's promotion fight, scoring eight goals and providing as many assists in a season where he started a mammoth 50 games.

The youngster was especially effective in the counter attack and could take the ball from box to box in almost no time, time and again putting Palace on the front foot.

He has been capped once by England, coming on as a substitute against Sweden, but will surely add to that appearance and some good performances under David Moyes will do him the world of good.

Steven Caulker, Cardiff City

Cardiff's second player on this list is Tottenham academy product Steven Caulker. The centre-back spent three seasons on loan with Yeovil, Bristol and Swansea before appearing in 28 games last season for Spurs, scoring a couple of goals as well.

He looked more and more confident towards the end of that season and even earned an England call-up in the November in which he scored a debut goal.

This 21-year-old defender is one to watch this season and he certainly has a goal or two in him as well.

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