Talentspotter

The breakout Premier League star to watch at your club this season

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Leicester (Ben Chilwell)

England Under-19 left-back Chilwell has already been hailed as a "fantastic player" by new Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, having been included in the Foxes' pre-season plans following an impressive season for the under-21s. He was also part of the side which reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup. 

Chilwell was linked with Arsenal in June but the youngster - Leicester's academy player of the year - looks to have an excellent chance of forcing his way into Ranieri's first-team plans. He's got ex-Schalke man Christian Fuchs to contend with this season, but looks a much better long-term bet than the seasoned Paul Konchesky.

The Foxes clearly rate him highly, and some first-team football this season out on loan might stand him in good stead for a big 2016/17.  

Ben Chilwell

Liverpool (Jordon Ibe)

Once Liverpool fans accepted they weren’t going to be seeing Raheem Sterling at the club this season, attention turned to Ibe. An energetic, versatile and speedy young wide player, the similarity is obvious.

Others, like Roberto Firmino and Lazar Markovic, will probably play Sterling’s role in the side more literally, but Ibe is someone Liverpool fans can pin their long-term hopes on.

Hugely impressive in sporadic appearances last season, the 19-year-old is flexible enough to play in a variety of systems, which means he suits Brendan Rodgers nicely.

It remains to be seen whether Ibe can pin down a permanent role in the side, but if he enjoys a good season with Liverpool, Euro 2016 isn’t an unrealistic goal.

Jordon Ibe

Man City (Rony Lopes)

It depends on what they (Lopes and Kelechi Iheanacho) can do whether they will be part of the squad next season, but we will see what they can do

- Manuel Pellegrini

A hugely gifted young attacking midfielder, Lopes is the most promising graduate of Manchester City’s academy for years. Actually named Marcos, but nicknamed ‘Rony’ because he always turned up for training with a Brazil shirt with ‘Ronaldo 9’ on the back, the Portuguese playmaker will hope for first-team opportunities this season.

He spent last year on loan at Lille, where he performed steadily. He has all the attributes you’d expect of a Portuguese attacking midfielder - pace, close control, passing ability - but is also notable for his bravery and determination, too, suggesting he should fit into Premier League life well.

After all, having been at City since he was 15, he qualifies as a homegrown player too. Sterling’s arrival probably doesn’t help, but expect Lopes to get more opportunities in the League Cup.

Rony Lopes