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UEFA Youth League: 8 British Players To Look Out For

The UEFA Youth League gets underway for another year this week with four English teams taking part. Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham get their group stage campaigns up and running over Tuesday and Wednesday. The UEFA Youth League is a competition for U19s allowing a wider squad for managers to choose from. In this article, we will look at two U18 Premier League players from each English side to watch out for in this year’s competition.

Nico O’Reilly, Manchester City- The 17-year-old English attacking midfielder has got his season off to a flying start with a goal and three assists in three games in all competitions. He has impressed over the last two seasons with his ability on the ball and his eye for a pass. He is also good in front of goal and features occasionally for the U21s in Premier League 2.

Nico O’Reilly [Visionhaus/Getty Images]

Joel Ndala, Manchester City- The 16-year-old English forward has scored three goals in two games so far this season, already matching his total tally for last season. He is a player that is improving with every game and has a keen eye for goals. He looks set for a strong season and has already made a substitute appearance in Premier League 2 this season.

Joel Ndala [Manchester City FC]

Leo Castledine, Chelsea– The 17-year-old English forward has started the season brightly with three goals and an assist in his first three games. He has continued his strong form after scoring 11 goals in all competitions last season. His early performances have earned high praise and he has already featured three times in Premier League 2 this season.

Leo Castledine [Clive Howes/Getty Images]

Lewis Hall, Chelsea– The 17-year-old English midfielder has caught the eye of many in his career so far. He spreads his games between the U18s and U21s for Chelsea and signed his first professional contract in June of this year. He even made his first team debut against Chesterfield last season becoming the youngest ever player to feature for Chelsea in the FA Cup and he grabbed an assist.

Lewis Hall [Clive Howes/Getty Images]

Ben Doak, Liverpool- The 16-year-old Scottish winger was signed from Celtic in the summer and has started brightly at Liverpool. He has two goals and an assist in his opening three games for the club. He has impressed with his dribbling skill and ability to control a game. He is working hard to perfect his end product and is set to star this season.

Ben Doak [Craig Brown/Getty Images]

Louie Koumas, Liverpool- The 16-year-old English forward has had a sensational start to the season with five goals and an assist to his name already in all competitions. He is currently the top scorer in U18 Premier League North and is a key part of Liverpool’s pressing style of play. He is a great finisher and is always heavily involved in Liverpool’s build-up play.

Louie Koumas [Nick Taylor/Getty Images]

Jaden Williams, Tottenham Hotspur- The 18-year-old winger has already got four goals to his name this season including a hat-trick against Liverpool in the U18 Premier League Cup. He has continued his form from last season where he scored 14 goals in all competitions. He is a constant goal threat and features often in Premier League 2.

Jaden Williams [Pete Norton/Getty Images]

Rio Kyerematen, Tottenham Hotspur- The 17-year-old midfielder has had a solid start to the season with a goal and an assist in his first two appearances. He regularly played for England at the U17 level last season. He has a keen eye for a pass and is strong in front of goal bagging seven goals last season from central midfield.

Rio Kyerematen [Clive Howes/Getty Images]

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