Bukayo Saka: (Arsenal)
Bukayo Saka is still only 20 years old and already has a respectable 14 England caps and four goals playing for his country. When the new season starts, he will want to contribute to help Arsenal finish at least one place higher and qualify for the Champions League. Saka is a left-footed player but can operate on both flanks as a winger, left sided midfielder or even as a wing back. His value will have soared again this season and with his creativity and attacking intent, he finished as Arsenal’s top scorer and also provided the most assists. The new season will bring about his 100th appearance for Arsenal.
Phillippe Coutinho: (Aston Villa)
He has now had half a season to settle in at Villa and with his abilities including vision, passing and dribbling, he finished fourth top scorer with five goals. Having a full season ahead of him to look forward to and signing a contract at Aston Villa until 2026, the attacking midfielder / winger may start to produce some of his best Brazilian magic once again.
David Brooks: (Bournemouth)
He has hardly played a part in helping Bournemouth obtain promotion this season, because he was sadly diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, he is now making a great recovery and could be ready to play again next season. If he can rediscover form, he may be able to play for Wales in the World Cup. In the Premier League season 2018/19 he was a nomination for PFA Young Player of the Year alongside players like Raheem Sterling and Bernado Silva.
Ivan Toney: (Brentford)
Having played his way up from the lower leagues, his last season in the Championship saw him bag 31 goals. The step up to the Premier League for the now 26-year-old has seen him play his heart out and battle for every ball earning him 12 Premier League goals. It’s a great return for the all-out action forward who can also distribute, having made five assists during the season. He can also be useful in defence from corners and don’t be surprised if there is interest in him from other Premier League clubs. However, he still has three years left on his contract and it will take a big fee to prise him away from the Brentford Community Stadium.
Leandro Trossard: (Brighton)
As a Belgian international he will not want to be missing the World Cup. He played in a variety of positions last season in an attacking midfield or winger role, that has seen him score eight goals and provide four assists.
Ben Chilwell: (Chelsea)
It has been a disappointing start to his Chelsea career since joining in 2020, making only 34 appearances. He has been rotated with Marcus Alonso and Chilwell has only recently returned from a serious knee injury. There is no doubt in his ability to defend and get down the flanks and attack. A good start to the season with no injury recurrence and Chilwell might be able to play his way back into the England team and be a huge attribute to Chelsea.
Wilfred Zaha: (Crystal Palace)
A player that can really excite football fans on his day, Wilfred Zaha scored 14 goals this season, his best in any Premier League season to date. The forward running attacker can tease the best defences and he will be looking to try and score at least 15 goals in the Premier League this season while contributing a few more assists.
Jordan Pickford: (Everton)
We have not mentioned a goalkeeper yet so how about another player that needs to maintain form, bearing in mind the World Cup starts in November. Pickford had an excellent end to the season making some crucial saves to avoid relegation and maintain Everton’s Premier League status.
Aleksandar Mitrovic: (Fulham)
A man that knows how to score a goal, in fact 43 of them to help Fulham return to the Premier League. His international record is not bad either with 44 goals from 71 caps for Serbia. He may be pivotal in maintaining Premier Leaue status for Fulham next season.
Patrick Bamford: (Leeds)
A largely frustrating season for Patrick Bamford. Working his way to the fringes of England selection in 2021, he has suffered from an injury plagued season. Regaining his fitness will see his keen eye for goal return as he pushes for another England call-up.
Harvey Barnes: (Leicester)
Still only 24-years-old, the exciting winger had a frustrating season to a certain extent. He made 32 Premier League appearances of which only 13 were for the full 90 minutes. Despite this he registered six goals and made key contributions to goals on 12 occasions. The frustration and experience encountered during the season might just be what spurs him on.
Diego Jota: (Liverpool)
A lot of transfer rumours surrounding Liverpool, so a choice of player who will be playing for them next season. Diego Jota may find himself being rotated with Liverpool’s star-studded forward line but that has not stopped him scoring 15 Premier League goals and making seven key contributions.
Erling Haaland: (Manchester City)
A much easier choice to make compared with Liverpool. Is he really the next big thing, will he be able to take the pressure and fit in with the champions’ style of play? He has plenty of creativity behind him so there is no real reason why he cannot score goals. The pressure is really on now as he will be out of his comfort zone.
Bruno Fernandes: (Manchester United)
Expect changes at Manchester United during the summer transfer window. Bruno Fernandes appeared largely disappointing compared to his first season at United. However, he still managed to score 10 goals and make 7 key contributions.
Kieran Trippier: (Newcastle)
Another club that will see plenty of transfer activity during the break from the Premier League. We have not had any defenders so Kieran Trippier is expected to recover from injury and cause all sorts of problems getting forward along the right-hand side of the pitch while keeping things marshalled at the back.
Scott McKenna: (Nottingham Forest)
Nottingham Forest will have to be at their best defensively and none other than Scotsman Scott McKenna has shone through this season with his grit and determination, to help them reach the Premier League.
James Ward-Prowse: (Southampton)
It was a great season for the Southampton midfielder scoring some scintillating free kicks. An England call-up beckons for the World Cup in November if his form continues in the Premier League. This season he scored 10 goals and made five key contributions.
Son Heung-min: (Spurs)
There are no doubts about this player’s world class abilities. A player that is regularly contributing to match results, he scored 23 goals and made 10 key contributions and his partnership with Harry Kane creates havoc for teams when defending.
Aaron Cresswell: (West Ham)
West Ham is a team with plenty of transfer speculation surrounding them. The player to watch next season is defensively astute but can get forward to chip with goals and assists. Aaron Cresswell has a wicked left-foot for taking corners and free kicks.
José Malheiro de Sá: (Wolves)
Rui Patricio was a difficult void to fill but Wolves have been defensively astute this season and their positive finish in the Premier League, can also be attributable to their goalkeeper commanding the area and making top class saves. A solid 11 Premier League clean sheets so expect much of the same next season.
We hope you have enjoyed our look at the players to watch next season. We have tried to include some obvious choices and some alternatives. At the time of writing the transfer season has not yet started formally so we can expect plenty of incomings and outgoings in the Premier League. Here at mr.play we offer several betting opportunities against Premier League players. However, make sure you have done your research and bet within your limits. Aggressive gambling can soon create financial hardships so if you think you have a problem with this, contact gambleaware.co.uk for confidential free help and advice.