The best young English footballers to watch in 2021

The best young English footballers to watch in 2021

A new year means there will be some new names hoping to become more familiar ones over the next 12 months.
Take a look at the 12 youngsters you might be hearing more about in 2021

Miguel AZEEZ (Arsenal) – Midfielder – 18

Lewis BATE (Chelsea) – Midfielder – 18

Jamie BYNOE-GITTENS (Dortmund) – Winger – 16

Carney CHUKWUEMEKA (Aston Villa) – Midfielder – 16

Leighton CLARKSON (Liverpool) – Midfielder – 19

Jacob GREAVES (Hull) – Defender – 20

Romeo LAVIA (Manchester City) – Midfielder – 16

Teden MENGI (Manchester United) – Defender – 19

Andrew OMOBAMIDELE (Norwich) – Defender – 18

Rico RICHARDS (West Brom) – Forward – 17

Dane SCARLETT (Tottenham) - Striker – 16

Dejan TETEK (Reading) – Midfielder – 18

Kaide Gordon (Derby) – Winger – 16


Emile Smith Rowe


Since his surprise inclusion against Chelsea on Boxing Day, Smith Rowe has been making the side tick. Fine displays against the Blues and then Brighton drew praise, but his all-action performance against West Brom was his finest to date.

The 20-year-old’s choice of pass, intelligent movement and selfless play turned Arsenal’s often stagnant attacking play into flowing football reminiscent of the club’s glory days.

He’s obviously made a huge impression at the North London club and the youngster is definitely one to watch out for this year.