Top 7: New Premier League stars

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7. Ravel Morrison - West Ham

After leaving champions Manchester United and spending a year out on loan at Birmingham City, Morrison has now been given his chance by Sam Allardyce, and there is no doubt that the England U21 winger has repaid his manager's faith.

Morrison is currently top of a struggling West Ham's goal charts with five, including a stunning solo effort in a 3-0 victory over Spurs that brought back memories of a young Michael Owen in 1998.

The 20-year-old is far from the finished article, but at the moment his sprightly dribbling is the only bright spark of a drab season so far for West Ham. 

6. Adam Lallana - Southampton

The impressive nature of Lallana's start to this campaign is proven by his call-up to the England squad, during which he made far more of an impression than his Southampton counterpart Jay Rodriguez as he started both games.

The attacking midfielder has helped the Saints to an excellent start to the Premier League season, who currently sit ninth but were at one stage third. His quick feet and deft touches attracting plenty of attention from pundits, managers and top English clubs alike.

Although Lallana is the oldest player on this list at 25-years-old, he will have much to offer to the Premier League over the next five years if Southampton become regular top-flight performers.

5. Adnan Januzaj - Manchester United

Virtually unknown at the beginning of the season, the young Belgian-born winger burst onto the Premier League scene with two match-winning goals away at Sunderland on his first competitive start for his club.

Both goals showed real quality - the second in particular demonstrating the 18-year-old's high level of natural technique as he volleyed into the bottom corner left-footed.

It is certainly a measure of the young man's talent that David Moyes has thrust him into the side with the hope that he can turn the Red Devils' season around.

4. Romelu Lukaku - Everton

Mourinho must be kicking himself for letting Everton manager Roberto Martinez snap up this Belgian star on a season-long loan. Chelsea's top four league goalscorers are all midfielders, while Lukaku sits at the top of Everton's league scoring charts with eight, three more than Torres, Ba and Eto'o combined.

The pace and power of the 20-year-old striker has long been known around Europe, but this is the first season that fans have begun to see why Chelsea forked out £17million for his services when he was still a teenager.

With only a misfiring Nikica Jelavic and inconsistent Arouna Koné for cover, Lukaku's long-term fitness will be vital to the Merseysiders' position at the end of the season.

3. Ross Barkley - Everton

Such is the level of Ross Barkley's start to the season that many are now saying he should not only travel to Brazil as part of Roy Hodgson's squad, but should be starting in Manaus on June 14 against Italy.

Perhaps this is a little far-fetched considering his current lack of international experience, but if he continues to perform as he has done for the opening 16 games of the season then why not?

The 20-year-old England international has shown that he has all the qualities to become a world-class midfielder: pace, strength, vision and even a deadly finish. Now he must focus on cementing his place in a competitive Everton team before the 2014 World Cup.

2. Andros Townsend - Tottenham Hotspur

Given the almost impossible task of replacing Gareth Bale, this young England winger has absolutely flourished this season.

After spending the first four years of his professional Tottenham career on loan at nine different clubs, Townsend has finally returned and is showing £30 million record signing Erik Lamela how to play out wide, using his impressive pace and power to both create and score goals.

His early season perfomances earned him a surprise call-up to the national team for the final two World Cup qualifiers, both of which he started, scoring one and creating one in a 4-1 victory over Moldova as well as excelling in a 2-0 win over Poland.

1. Aaron Ramsey - Arsenal

The top new Premier League star in the 2013-14 season has, without doubt, been Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

One need only to observe the smiling face and confidence in his playing style to see the transformation that the Welsh star has undergone over the summer. 13 goals in 23 Arsenal appearances don't tell the full story - the 22-year-old has been creating goals for others, getting back to help out the defence, and is now pulling off tricks and flicks which would have had the Gunners' fans moaning and groaning only last season.

The midfielder has even won every Arsenal player of the month award so far this season, proving the consistency of his performances. After his horrific broken leg injury that he so unluckily suffered in February 2010, it is the least he deserves.

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