Many of the most exciting youngsters seem to be coming out of the Premier League these days. This in itself is a testament to the level of excellence involved in developing wonderkids by the world’s most high-profile domestic league.
Wonderkids and new additions to the EPL are traditionally marked as 1* players in FootballCoin. They are completely free to be picked by any manager.
There’s also a great degree of skill involved in picking these kinds of players. Some achieve greatness immediately—many struggle for game time. And there are some who are even overcome by the pressure of playing at such a level so early in their careers.
For our list, we’ve focused on the most exciting young talent marked 1* in FootballCoin. We cannot guarantee their brilliance for the 2023/24 season, but we can vouch for their enormous potential.
Andrey Santos (Chelsea)
Andrey Santos‘ transfer to Chelsea, in any other circumstances, should’ve dominated headlines. He is, after all, a Brazilian wonderkid with immense potential. That is it, at least, if you trust his YouToube highlight reels and scout reports.
Chelsea’s desire to sign seemingly every player on the transfer market has put Snatos back of the pecking order. However, the Brazilian seems to be exactly the kind of player that new manager Mauricio Pochettino can mold into a world-class talent.
The Premier League season gets underway on August 11, and we’ll just need to wait and see what Santos’ involvement will be, if any.
Oscar Bobb (Manchester City)
Oscar Bobb is a Norwegian wonderkid who has scored a great number of goals for Norway at youth level. Manchester City has done well with this kind of player profile, of course.
And while Bobb will need to force his way onto a team loaded with tremendous talent, the Norwegian could well be another of Pep Guardiola’s personal projects.
At the time of writing, the young forward has been taking the opportunities given to him during pre-season friendlies, and there’s significant buzz around his potential.
Kevin Mbabu (Fulham)
Fans of international football may be familiar with Kevin Mbabu of Fulham. Fans of the Premier League are unlikely to know him just yet.
The defender has already made 22 appearances for Switzerland, even playing in the 2020 Euros. Fulham also sees him as having marvelous potential. After loan spells back to his Swiss homeland, 2023 should be the year he makes an impact on the EPL.
Djed Spence (Tottenham)
Yes, yes, we might’ve mentioned Djed Spence at the start of last season as well. However, clashes with Antonio Conte as well as Spurs’ poor year-round performances, derailed his evolution.
The right-back is still in the Tottenham setup, ready to be coached by the less conservative Ange Postecoglou, and still possesses incredible potential.
Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United)
Kobbie Mainoo will be familiar to the Manchester United fans keenly following the team’s pre-season, but with few else. The player certainly has the potential to cause a splash. This kind of potential has been wasted by the Old Trafford club before. But maybe things are different this time.
Manager Erik Ten Haag has given youngsters chances, and Mainoo has made three starts for United in official games. He has played often and did it well during the pre-season tour of the United States. And, unlike other youngsters like Charlie Savage or Zidane Iqbal, he looks set to be registered for next season.
Who are some of the youngsters you are following, and how much will you depend on *1 players for your fantasy football setup?