The Premier League season might be on pause, but it has been a breakthrough campaign for several youngsters.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka are already established in the top flight, but what about those who have only just announced themselves at the highest level?

BBC Sport has selected a team of young players who have impressed in 2019-20 – we’ve only picked from players aged 21 or under at the start of the campaign.

At the bottom of the page, you can rank the players in order of who you think has had the most impressive breakout season – and use the comments section to tell us who would make your XI.


Aaron Ramsdale

Aaron Ramsdale

Bournemouth have struggled this season but the emergence of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has been a highlight.

After joining the Cherries from Sheffield United in January 2017, the 21-year-old spent time on loan at Chesterfield and AFC Wimbledon, before making his full Premier League debut against the Blades in August.

Having moved above Artur Boruc as manager Eddie Howe’s first choice, no Bournemouth player has made more appearances than Ramsdale (28), who has missed just one game.

Only Newcastle United’s Martin Dubravka (117) and Arsenal’s Bernd Leno (104) have made more saves than Ramsdale (102) in the top flight this season.

Did you know? No goalkeeper has made more saves than Ramsdale in the Premier League in 2020 (36).

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