Lamptey, Greenwood & Saka: Who are the best teenagers in the Premier League?

Tariq Lamptey has been sensational for Brighton so far in 2020/21

The Premier League is absolutely stacked with teenage talent right now.

Tariq Lamptey’s emergence at Brighton and the signing of Fabio Silva at Wolves have only added to the exciting pool of young hopefuls in the English top-tier.

With teenagers thriving in the Premier League, we’ve decided to try and build a full XI of players from the division aged under 20.

It wasn’t hard to create and the sheer volume of quality at our disposal means we’ve actually had to omit the likes of Harvey Elliot, Anthony Gordon, Ki-Jana Hoever and more.

You can view our Premier League teenage XI for the 2020/21 season below.

Man Utd's Mason Greenwood

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper | Elia Caprile (Leeds)

The one position where teenage talent is a bit sparse is in goal, so we’ve had to opt for Leeds’ 19-year-old Italian, the Premier League’s most valuable ‘keeper under the age of 20 according to Transfermarkt.

Right-back | Tariq Lamptey (Brighton)

The former Chelsea man has started the 2019/20 season with a flourish and he’s already being labelled as a future England player. Were the Blues wrong to sell him to Brighton?

Lamptey in action

Centre-back | William Saliba (Arsenal)

Arsenal’s new French centre-back is yet to make a competitive appearance for the senior team, but he arrives in the Premier League with a glowing reputation from his exploits in Ligue 1.

Centre-back | Eric Garcia (Man City)

When Pep Guardiola values you as a key man in his squad before your 20th birthday, you know you’re a special player. Do we really need to say any more about the former Barcelona man?

Left-back | Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Possibly the most versatile teenager in the Premier League. Saka has excelled at left-back, left-wing and over on the right-wing for Arsenal thus far. There are thoughts that he could ever play in central midfield later on in his career – what a talent he is.

Saka in action vs West Ham

Right-wing | Mason Greenwood (Man Utd)

The most valuable teenager in the Premier League at £40.50m after a breakthrough season in 2019/20 in which Greenwood scored 17 goals in all competitions. The sky is the limit for the 19-year-old sensation.

Centre-mid | Billy Gilmour (Chelsea)

The Scotsman is currently ruled out with a long-term injury, but prior to that he had earned the trust of Frank Lampard. He dazzled against Liverpool in the FA Cup and Chelsea fans will be eagerly awaiting his return.

Centre-mid | Curtis Jones (Liverpool)

Competition in central midfield at Liverpool is high right now, but Jones has still forced his way into the first-team fold. Every time he’s been offered a chance by Jurgen Klopp, he’s performed to a very high standard – a serious talent.

Jones in action for Liverpool

Left-wing | Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)

Already an England international, Hudson-Odoi has the talent to be one of the best wingers on the planet. It’s only a matter of time before he finds a place in Lampard’s starting XI on a consistent basis.

Striker | Fabio Silva (Wolves)

Wolves splashed a cool £36m to sign the 18-year-old Portuguese from FC Porto. We haven’t seen much of Silva at senior level as of yet, but he was a prolific goal scorer during his youth career.

Striker | Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)

Injury has meant Martinelli hasn’t featured for the Gunners post-lockdown. However, prior to his prolonged absence the Brazilian looked the hottest teenage property in the Premier League. Deadly in front of goal, skilful and absolutely rapid, Martinelli is a special player.

Martinelli with Arsenal

That’s a mighty impressive XI. The future of the Premier League is in very good hands.

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