- Jack Grealish – Aston Villa (19)
After a terrific debut season last year, Villa fans wait to see what the young Irishman can do this time around. After Tim Sherwood’s appointment midway through last season, Grealish galvanised a toothless Aston Villa attack, and started in the FA Cup final at just 19 years old.
Following a busy transfer window, Grealish will find competition for places a lot tougher this year, and will have to perform in order to continue his fine work from last season. Ostensibly, the forward has everything – ability to go past players, great first touch and vision for a pass. But this season will dictate whether the youngster is able to take his game to the next level, and become the focal point of a new-look Villa attack.