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Foden, Wan-Bissaka, and the other rising stars of the Premier League

Phil Foden has emerged as a vital figure of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City squad, being heavily used in cup competitions and in Europe, whilst also being used sparingly in the Premier League.

The question is, who are the rising stars of the Premier League?

Phil Foden (8 league appearances; 20 appearances in all competitions with 5 goals and 2 assists)

Foden was given his debut for the first team last season in the UEFA Champions League at the age of just 17, impressing Guardiola immediately. Guardiola went on to say that "I think he has absolutely good potential to be helped, and that is what we do."

Foden went on to show his quality on several occasions, and has gone on to be an integral part of Pep's team, which is extremely hard to get into, whatever the reputation of the player is. He has often been played in central midfield, and he suits Guardiola's passing-style of football wonderfully.

David Brooks (22 league appearances with 6 goals and 4 assists; 25 appearances in all competitions)

The Welsh international was bought by Bournemouth from Sheffield United for the fee of £11.5 million, which seemed too much for the emerging talent at first, but he has proven to be a quality signing for the Cherries so far.

Whilst many followers of the Championship knew of his qualities, he was still rather unknown when he stepped up to the plate in the Premier League, and he immediately stamped his authority, even though he was told that he was "too small" to make it in the Premier League when he was younger.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (25 league appearances with 10 clean sheets; 28 appearances in all competitions with 1 assist)

The right-back has become one of the most highly-sought players in the Premier League, with his outstanding defensive contributions becoming apparent more as time goes on. Wan-Bissaka leads the way in the Premier League in numerous stats for fullbacks, one of which being interceptions, with 60 made.

His impressive performances have contributed to Crystal Palace being very stable defensively, managing to get ten clean sheets in the league, more than the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal. Whilst he may have shown his qualities to the Palace fans, there is no doubt that clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool, who are weak at right-back, will be looking to add the young talent to their ranks.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (4 league appearances; 13 in all competitions with 2 goals and 3 assists)

Hudson-Odoi might not have broken into the first-team as much as the others in this list, but he has certainly shown his quality when he was given a chance. He has been seen as the one to replace Willian and Pedro as Chelsea out-and-out right winger, being likened to Eden Hazard in his style of play, who tends to play on the other wing. His driving runs and willingness to get on the ball is fantastic to watch, especially with his change of pace.

The talented winger did not take long to attract interest from abroad, with Bayern Munich being heavily interested in the acquiring the signing of the Englishman. With Sarri often opting to leave him on the bench, he will certainly consider the offer to go to Bavaria in the summer more deeply.

Hamza Choudhury (5 league appearances; 8 in all competitions)

Choudhury is starting to become an integral cog of Claude Puel's Leicester team, often trusting him to come on and see out matches that are relatively tight. The young Englishman has tremendous energy and fits right into Leicester's high-press system, often breaking up play in the final third.

Immediately recognised on the pitch through his afro, Choudhury is one of the older talents in this list, with him already being 21, but he still has a very bright future ahead of him. As he grows more in confidence and starts to become a more crucial figure in Leicester's squad, he will only get better with age.

Have I missed anyone out? Who do you think is going to be this season's emerging talent?


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