13 episodes

A bitesize series of podcasts that will take a look at the brightest young talents in the Premier League and beyond. Our award-winning writers will not only tell you about the youngsters coming through at your club, but also offer a deeper look at youth set-ups, pathways to the first team and how these starlets are integrated into the senior sides. Or not, as the case may be...
Over the next few weeks we’ll look at the future stars coming through at Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and plenty of others all across the top flight.

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A bitesize series of podcasts that will take a look at the brightest young talents in the Premier League and beyond. Our award-winning writers will not only tell you about the youngsters coming through at your club, but also offer a deeper look at youth set-ups, pathways to the first team and how these starlets are integrated into the senior sides. Or not, as the case may be...
Over the next few weeks we’ll look at the future stars coming through at Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and plenty of others all across the top flight.

    Newcastle United’s Elliot Anderson

    Newcastle United’s Elliot Anderson

    Newcastle United’s history is littered with local legends who thrilled the home crowd, but in recent years the flow of exciting talent has dried up a little. However, there’s an 18-year-old on the fringes of the first-team that could change all that: will Elliot Anderson be the Gallowgate End’s new hero?
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    • 21 min
    Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko

    Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko

    Borussia Dortmund's roster is filled with young superstars: Gio Reyna, Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, and Jadon Sancho. But there's a new kid on the block, and he's the youngest ever to appear in the Bundesliga. The question is, can Youssoufa Moukoko and Dortmund handle the already massive hype around him and ensure that he develops into the player he looks destined to be?
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    • 21 min
    Tottenham's Dennis Cirkin

    Tottenham's Dennis Cirkin

    Jose Mourinho’s reputation for not giving young players a chance has followed him around for most of his career, but are things changing at Tottenham? Is he already better with youngsters than Mauricio Pochettino? And could this be good news for up and coming talents like Dennis Cirkin…?
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    • 18 min
    Manchester City's Lauren Hemp

    Manchester City's Lauren Hemp

    The Women's Super League is continuing to grow and, as a result, attracts some of the biggest names in women's football. While Manchester City might have World Cup winners in their squad, they continue to push through young English talent. Recently the likes of 21 year olds Georgia Stanway and goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck have become regular first team players, but now it's 20 year old Lauren Hemp who's looking to cement her place at the top.
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    • 18 min
    Wolves' Owen Otasowie

    Wolves' Owen Otasowie

    Wolves have transformed under the guidance of manager Nuno Espirito Santo, going from middling men in the Championship to top half contenders in the Premier League. Now their Academy is starting to turn heads with the likes of Morgan Gibbs-White and Max Kilman impressing on the domestic stage. Next in line is the USMNT's latest recruit, Owen Otasowie but will he be given a chance to shine in Nuno's system?
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    • 19 min
    Chelsea's Lewis Bate

    Chelsea's Lewis Bate

    Chelsea's Academy is brimming with talent, and they're getting more chances than ever before to make the step up to the Blues first team. So under the guidance of Frank Lampard and Jody Morris, can midfielder Lewis Bate make the grade?
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    • 18 min

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