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Homegrown talents enter the stage

A total of 62 homegrown players made their Premier League debut last season as young English players made their mark.

Mason Greenwood, Manchester United

One of the standout features of the 2019/20 Premier League season was the quantity and quality of homegrown players making a name for themselves.

Managers throughout the League put their faith in the abilities of gifted young English players, who proved they were good enough for regular elite-level competition.

Examples include Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood (pictured), who made his full debut in the final match of 2018/19 before appearing 31 times in the League this season, scoring 10 goals.

Norwich City's Todd Cantwell was one of the team's shining lights, missing only one League game after making his debut on the opening day.

A total of 62 homegrown players made their Premier League debut - an increase of 51 per cent on the previous campaign - demonstrating that the long-term investment in youth through the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) is reaping rewards.

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41 per cent of starters in Match Round 31 were eligible to play for England - a season-high - with the average of 35.6% up from 30% in 2018/19

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