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7 New Stars to Watch This Season

Excitement is building ahead of the return of the Premier League in a few weeks' time and, while there's new faces on the management side of things, there's a host of new players to look out for too. We've selected our top 7 new players to watch this season, let us know if we've missed any top tips by writing in the comments below.

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Jesus Navas (Man City)

Fernandinho may be the (literal) big name, but this dinky 27-year-old from Sevilla could be Pellegrini’s smartest signing. Navas offers strength on the ball, goals and the sort of pace that would thwart cartoon coyotes.

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Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)

This loanee from Barcelona looks a canny addition to the Everton team. The 19-year-old Catalonian winger is at Goodison for a season, having scored a hatful for Barca’s B side.

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Paulinho (Tottenham)

A star of Brazil’s Confederations Cup-winning team, the 25-year-old will ease Spurs fans’ woes should they lose Gareth Bale to Real. Combative, tireless, free-scoring; he’s a player that’ll have commentators dusting off every “old-fashioned midfielder” cliché in their arsenal.

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Jonny Williams (Crystal Palace)

This pocket-sized Welsh defence-unpicker isn’t called “Jonniesta” by Palace fans for nothing. Blessed with nimble control and laser-targeted passing, this 19-year-old has received admiring glances fromCardiff City and Arsenal.

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Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal)

You won’t believe it, but Arsene Wenger’s signed a rangy Frenchman. This may not be a surprising buy, but his speed and composure could emulate one va va vooming N5 legend.

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Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)

Brace yourself for ‘Andre The Giant’ headlines, this 6ft German international has the makings of a midfield colossus. Places in Chelsea’s squad will be scarce, but the ex-Leverkusen winger has the goals, energy and positional discipline Mourinho loves.

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Wilfried Zaha (Manchester Utd)

Having arrived at Old Trafford last winter, Zaha is hardly an unknown quantity. But the 20-year-old has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo. Whether Moyes loans him out again or not, expect him to breeze through the step up.

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