Europa League: Top 10 players to watch (1)

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Europe's secondary competition made a return this week as the Europa League marathon kicked off with the group stage.

For years the competition has been looked upon with distain. Premier League clubs - apart from Chelsea - very rarely take this competition seriously, often using it as run out for their second XI.

However, this year may signal a change in the competitions fortunes and the way it is viewed by football fans all across Europe.

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For the first time in the competitions history, the winner will earn themselves a place in the Champions League for the 2015-16 season.

For clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, who are obsessed with breaking the top four divide in their domestic league, this tournament may prove an easier avenue into Europe's elite competition.

Hidden gems there to discover

The Europa League may not have the glitz and glamour of the Champions League, however there are some extremely talent players that will be on show once the competition gets underway.

Here are ten players I believe can set the Europa League alight this season in the hope of firing their clubs towards the promise land of Champions League football.

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