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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has named his five most exciting young Premier League prospects.
Cole is excited with the young players that are coming through in the Premier League and picked Leicester City’s James Maddison, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour.
Cole told Star Sport: “I’m going to go all midfielders because that’s what excites me.
“It’s a real tough one but I’m going for Jack Grealish, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Phil Foden and Billy Gilmour.
“They are all very similar, handle the ball so well. All very much a modern-day midfielders.
“They could be in any order. These guys are really pushing each other to get better. You can bet they’re all watching each other and trying to improve.”
Speaking specifically on Gilmour, Joe Cole added: “Billy was terrific, a real talent. A cultured footballer. He can be what he wants. I like him in that midfield role.
“But I think he might eventually develop and play further up the pitch, like a ten. All Billy needs to do is keep his feet on the ground.
“He’s another massive asset for Chelsea. It will all come down to how he performs. Once you’ve got that shirt it’s up to you to deal with it.
“To be where he is and playing how he is is a massive achievement for him and his parents. He’s a well-grounded young man.”