Ten newly promoted players to watch in the Premier League this season

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The start of the Premier League season is fast approaching.

Over the last few weeks the talk has been of who is best equipped to win the title next season. However this year the newly promoted sides have some exciting talents at their disposal, too.

Here are the Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford stars to keep your eye on next season.


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It's been a meteoric rise for Ritchie who has gone from League Two to the Premier League in the space of five years. The left-footed right-midfielder was a key player for the Championship winners last season.

The Scotsman managed an impressive 15 goals and 17 assists in the league last season and he's still only 25. If he can transfer his incredible form to the Premier League then Bournemouth will have a good chance of survival. He will certainly be one to watch during the team's favourable start to the season.

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One of the most high-profile players coming out of the Championship, it will be interesting to see whether he can cut it in the Premier League. The Englishman boasts an impressive goal scoring record in the Championship.

He finished last season as the second highest scorer in the league with 21 goals. In the previous two seasons he managed tallies of 24 and 19. He'll clearly be a crucial player if Watford are to beat the drop next season.


The Englishman is back in the Premier League after an excellent campaign with play-off winners Norwich. He scored 15 goals and provided two assists in his 41 games last season. Only Cameron Jerome scored more for the Norfolk club.

However Johnson has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League in the past. In his previous seasons in the top division he's managed goal tallies of three, one and two. The 28-year-old will be hoping he can make his mark this time around.


Another top-performer for Bournemouth last season. The Irishman managed nine goals and four assists from the centre of midfield. Like Matt Ritchie he is also only 25 meaning the best is surely yet to come.

His performances saw him named the tenth best player of the season at The Football League Awards. He's another that Eddie Howe will hope can cope with the step up to the Premier League.


A player that followers of the Premier League will be familiar with. He managed 20 goals for Norwich last season which meant he finished as the joint third highest goalscorer in the Championship.

However Jerome has struggled in the Premier League in the past, hitting double figures just once. At 28 he will be grateful of yet another chance to prove himself in the top division. Can he finally transfer his goal scoring form to the Premier League?


Watford signed Ighalo on a permanent deal after Udinese terminated his contract last year. The Nigerian enjoyed a successful debut season with the Hornets. He registered 20 goals, just one less than Deeney managed.

The 26-year-old finished as the joint third highest scorer in the Championship. He featured in 35 games last season and looks capable of sharing the goal scoring burden with Deeney next season.


With Eddie Howe promising that Bournemouth will continue playing attacking football next season, Francis is one to watch. The attack-minded right-back managed eight assists last season and also found the net once.

The 30-year-old featured 42 times in the Championship last season and looks set to feature regularly in the side again at a higher level. With Howe's promise to throw caution to the wind next season, Francis could be a very effective outlet down the right flank.


Watford hardly have a shortage of reliable goal scorers but the club moved to make Matej Vydra's loan a permanent deal. Based on his performances last season it's easy to see why. The striker managed 16 goals in the Championship.

In addition he was also a decent provider, as he tallied up six assists. At just 23-years-old the Czechoslovakian is certainly an exciting prospect who will further strengthen Watford's forward options. Goals will be crucial in Watford's bid for survival and it will be interesting to see how new manager Quique Flores incorporates his forwards into the line-up.


Redmond has played in the Premier League before but he's older and more experienced this time around. He's still only 21 though, meaning the Englishman is still developing. The winger has caught the attention of some of England's biggest clubs over the last couple of years, including Liverpool.

The youngster managed five goals last season. His total of 12 assists was only bettered by Brentford's Alan Judge and Matt Ritchie. The pacey winger, who scored two play-off goals last season, will be hoping to carry his good form into the new season. He'll no doubt want to improve his goal scoring record over the next campaign as well.


With all the focus on Watford's Troy Deeney some may not have noticed that Bournemouth's Callum Wilson managed 20 goals last season. This was only one less than the Watford forward and joint third highest in the league. He achieved this at just 23-years-old.

The Englishman has thrived due to Bournemouth's attacking style of play. With the team set to continue with the attacking mentality that served them well last season, Wilson could well be among the goals again this season. A certain starter under Eddie Howe he will likely challenge Deeney for the title of this seasons Charlie Austin.

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