England: the side factory

Alexander Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Wan Bisakka, Jamal Lewis ... are just some of the names that England has on its sides.


England has become a great sidewall factory. In the senior team there is 'overbooking' in the lanes and the vast majority of Premier League teams have some winger under 25 with the potential to reach the national team. With Trent Alexander-Arnold as the benchmark for the position, Jürgen Klopp's headline at Liverpool for three seasons despite his youth, footballers to keep in mind are emerging that we proceed to list below, with the only filter of mention those under 25 (people like Kyle Walker or Kieran Trippier are left out) ordered from oldest to youngest.

- Luke Shaw (Manchester United, 1995): The left wing bore his name for a decade, but injuries and irregularity - defensive errors and alarming physical foul - have forced the Red Devils to sign Alex Telles. He enters the list due to his age, although it is difficult for him to regain the status that was assumed five years ago.

- Ben Chilwell (Leicester City, 1996): Nobody has been surprised that Chelsea has paid almost 50 million for the former Leicester, the undisputed starter with the 'foxes'. One of the best in the Premier League at his position, perhaps Robertson's only competitor, with an exquisite left foot for the last pass.

- Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal, 1997): The most versatile of the list. He has played on both lanes, even further ahead and in the center. With Arteta there were doubts about his continuity in the Arsenal squad, but despite this he has also reached the senior team.

- Aaron Wan-Bisakka (Manchester United, 1997): Neither more nor less than 50 million Manchester United paid when he had only been at the highest level for one season. He was a right winger who preferred to defend and there is his greatest virtue: a great winger in duels against attackers. A starter at Old Trafford ... more difficult he has in the national team.

- Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton, 1997): He had to leave Tottenham to find minutes after several seasons on the bench. His name has been familiar in White Hart Lane since Kyle Walker was the starting full back, but he did not fully trust either Pochettino or Mourinho.

- Matty Cash (Aston Villa, 1997): After having established himself in Nottingham Forest, first as a midfielder and then as a right-back - just over a year in this position - Aston Villa has paid almost 20 million to secure their services. It remains to be measured in the Premier League.

- Max Lowe (Sheffield United, 1997): Although his career seemed stagnant in Derby County - he had previously been loaned out several times - his last season rebounded in style on the left back. Prototype signing of Sheffield United, who paid 15 million for the pack that included Lowe and Bogle -see below- .

- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, 1998): We saved the presentation. The best right back in the world.

- Reece James (Chelsea, 1999): He has been part of the Chelsea quarry throughout his life, he has won every tournament in the lower categories and his jump to the first team came after an exceptional season at Wigan ... playing midfielder. Versatile and with a spectacular hit, James is already a starter at Stamford Bridge ahead of Azpilicueta.

- Bukayo Saka (Arsenal, 2001): Arsenal's great revelation in the last season. Sometimes as a winger, sometimes as a winger, sometimes as a winger. He is smart and explosive. Although his contract ended this summer and there were rumors about his departure, he has extended his ties with the Gunners and has reached the senior team.

- James Justin (Leicester City, 1998): A bet of Leicester when he played in the Luton Town, fourth division. Although they have been selecting the games in which he played very well, he is already a wild card for both the right back, where he is now a starter, as he was before for the left. Very burly and powerful, Justin has made a name for himself in one of the most attractive teams in the Premier League.

- Jamal Lewis (Newcastle, 1998): Liverpool stayed two million from signing Lewis because Norwich did not give in and weeks later Norwich sold him to Newcastle for less than that price, something that far from influences his potential : one of the few that escapes the disastrous last season of the 'canaries'.

- Max Aarons (Norwich, 2000): And here is the other one that is freed. Key in the year of promotion, with just 18 springs, and the subject of many rumors about his possible departure to Barcelona this summer for about 20 million. He's still at Norwich in the Championship. But we don't know for how long.

- Tariq Lamptey (Brighton, 2000): His emergence in the Premier League has been a discovery. Very small, very fast and very dangerous in attack. Lamptey left Chelsea in search of minutes at the first level - in the 'blues' they had James, not all of them fit - and boy, has he achieved them. It's a rocket.

- Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United, 2000): If Max Lowe started on the left wing of Derby County, Bogle was on the right. He is three years younger and has also joined Sheffield United. Although your path to ownership will not be easy, the potential is there and you have to be vigilant.

- Brandon Williams (Manchester United, 2000): Solskjaer is his main supporter in the Manchester United first team, always given to the commitment to young people, although this year he will not have easy continuity. Right-handed, but plays more to the left. He may not be the most talented on this list, but his competitiveness is highly valued at Old Trafford.

- Luke Thomas (Leicester City, 2001): The sale of Chilwell opened a door that the purchase of Castagne closed later. But at Leicester City they have full confidence in Thomas, still very young, to gain experience at the first level. He has already started in the Premier League.

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