Three Chelsea, Two Spurs Players Make List Of 25 Best Players Under 25

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A panel of ESPN FC experts have picked their 25 best players aged under 25 from around the globe and it features some of the Premier League’s hottest young stars.

The highest ranked English-based star is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in third, behind only Barcelona’s Neymar and Juventus’ Paul Pogba.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is fifth, just ahead of the Chelsea shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois in sixth. Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling sits in ninth place and is the highest ranked English talent.

Outside the top ten, Chelsea’s Oscar is ranked 11th, with Spurs duo Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen 15th and 17th respectively. Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Phillipe Coutinho is 18th, with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku 19th and Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey 25th.

Below is the full list. Any glaring omissions or examples of players ranked too high, or too low?

1. Neymar
2. Paul Pogba
3. Eden Hazard
4. James Rodriguez
5. David de Gea
6. Thibaut Courtois
7. Kevin De Bruyne
8. Mario Gotze
9. Raheem Sterling
10. Alexandre Lacazette
11. Oscar
12. Isco
13. Antoine Griezmann
14. Koke
15. Harry Kane
16. Raphael Varane
17. Christian Eriksen
18. Philippe Coutinho
19. Romelu Lukaku
20. Son Heung-Min
21. Marquinhos
22. Marco Verratti
23. Andre Schurrle
24. David Alaba
25. Aaron Ramsey


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