With the Premier League back in full swing, we take a look at five of the brightest stars who could take the top flight by storm this season...
The latest Liverpool fans favourite and rightly so, Philippe Coutinho came to Anfield in January after what was a tough spell at Inter Milan and he has shone since. In the absence of Luis Suarez, Coutinho has more than stepped up to the plate of being Liverpool's creative spark, linking up well with Daniel Sturridge and scoring goals too. Not many players in the world of football can dribble or pass like Coutinho, the young man unlocks defences weekly with elegance and craft. Expect him to be the best player in the league in the next few years, if he hasn't been bought by another European superpower such as Bayern Munich, Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Not an obvious choice but Robbie Brady on top form can keep Hull City in the Premier League this season. The young man from Dublin was a key component for Steve Bruce's team in gaining promotion. The winger has a wand of a left foot and a bag of tricks, he is great at drawing fouls and punishing teams from the resulting set pieces. Brady made his international debut this year, scoring one and setting up two more for Ireland and he will surely be a premier League and international footballer for many years to come.
Zaha, like Brady for Hull, was a large part of Crystal Palace's promotion success. He has a distinct playing style, he is quick, powerful and very tricky to deal with. Perhaps Zaha should play Premier League football at a smaller club than Manchester United this year in order to gain more playing time and to get used to the league before stepping up another step. Instead, he is going to fight for a spot at Old Trafford. At just 20-years-old Zaha will improve, he has a lot of potential and the support of manager David Moyes.
Kevin De Bruyne:
Chelsea have a real gem of a player in the Belgian De Bruyne. The youngster turned heads with a brilliant loan spell at German side Werder Bremen and his pace and creativity helped to keep the side in the Bundesliga last year. Despite getting injured in the process of scoring a great goal for Chelsea in pre-season, De Bruyne was back and fit to slot into Jose Mourinho's team against Hull last weekend. The Chelsea boss hasn't hidden the fact that De Bruyne is a big part of his plans.
Another of the Belgian contingent taking over English football, it is easy to forget that Christian Benteke is only 22-years-old, such is his maturity as a player. He is always cool, calm and collected, he holds the ball up well and brings other players into play and, more importantly, he scores goals like a machine. Three goals in two games against Arsenal and Chelsea show this man's prowess in the box and he proved his ability to score goals in the league last year too. Benteke is a complete striker, not just a fox-in-the- box and he can really help Aston Villa to climb the table this season.
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