The latest Premier League figures which will give English youngsters a huge boost

first_imgThat is the highest level it has reached since 2011/12, with Manchester United coming out on top for the most club-trained players so far this term, making up 37.4 per cent of playing time.Young forward Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have both been regulars for the Red Devils, with midfielder Scott McTominay also an ever-present under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.United are followed by London duo Tottenham (29.5 per cent) and Chelsea (28.9 per cent) in the pecking order.Frank Lampard’s youth revolution at Stamford Bridge continues to show steady signs of progression, with striker Tammy Abraham, midfielder Mason Mount and defender Fikayo Tomori all successful products of the club’s academy. appointed PAYBACK Jadon Sancho has established himself as one of the world’s most prestigious young talents revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Phil Foden is the only club-trained player that has appeared in Manchester City’s first team this season 2 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? AFP or licensors SORRY Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network Unsurprisingly, Manchester City’s club-trained players have contributed just 0.8 per cent of minutes to their league campaign so far.Phil Foden is the only club-trained player that City boss Pep Guardiola has selected in the Premier League this season.While the overall figures for under-21s and club-trained players in the Premier League are still comparatively low, they are almost double the numbers they recorded for the 2016/17 season, when England was bottom of the top five European leagues (England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain).There is, therefore, increased hope for young English and club-trained players more so than before that they will get the opportunity to make a breakthrough via their respective academies – sooner rather than later. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap getty images Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion MOST READ IN FOOTBALL However, recent statistics show there is room for optimism that a new breed of teenagers will opt to remain in England to aid their development.That is owing to the fact game time for English players aged 21 and under at Premier League is at its highest level in 12 seasons, the CIES Football Observatory has revealed in its latest findings.For the first time since 2007/08, English under-21s have been afforded more game time (5.01 per cent of minutes) this season than their German (2.28 per cent) and Spanish (2.61 per cent) counterparts.Club-trained players – who by definition have spent at least three seasons at their current side between the age of 15 and 21 – have accounted for 12.23 per cent of playing time this season. Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST 2 ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff TOP WORK The trend of young English talent moving abroad has soared over the last couple of years, with many opting to move on with their opportunities limited in the Premier League.Jadon Sancho is the most high-profile example, turning down a new deal at Manchester City to join Borussia Dortmund in 2017 – where he has flourished into one of the most-sought after players in the world. LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week last_img

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