The 2012-13 season of the English Premier League will feature a number of youngsters who will be hoping to impress their managers and the critics with some exhilarating displays so as to establish themselves as the 'future gems' of world football.

In other words, we can say that the football fans could surely expect to see a number of promising talents breaking into the first teams of their respective clubs and earning international recognition for their impressive performances.

Following are the five of them who I see having flamboyant campaigns for their respective teams and having breakthrough personal seasons.

1. Nick Powell

Even though he might be heavily inexperienced to play for a team like Manchester United, the constant injury issues and the inconsistent displays by the big stars could surely pave the way for Nick Powell to make a worthy contribution to United's title challenge this season.

The 18-year-old was bought from Crewe Alexandra this summer and is considered as one of the hottest young attackers in world football right now.

Powell is a versatile player and is expected to be used in the central or attacking midfield role by Alex Ferguson so as to add some fresh blood and creativity into the team.

His beautiful vision, lightning pace and ability to make vital forwards runs will without doubt trouble the opposition's defenders, and the Old Trafford faithful could surely expect a lot from this budding star this term.
 
2. Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker is a central defender who plays club football for Tottenham Hotspur and was a part of Team GB's failed Olympics campaign.

The former Swansea loanee was arguably Staurt Pearce's side's best player in the tournament and is poised to have a great season at White Hart Lane.

Caulker is an industrious player who can shut down any attack in a matter of seconds and unlike many Spurs' present and past central defenders, he is not an injury-prone player.

With the arrival of Jan Vertonghen and Caulker possibly pairing up with the former Ajax captain, Andre Villas-Boas might have just found a daunting defensive partnership that could flourish immensely over the next few seasons.
 
3. Lucas Piazon

Even though many feel that Lucas might struggle to break into the star-studded Chelsea team, I personally see the Brazilian getting sufficient playing time this term to announce himself as the next big thing at the Bridge.

The 18-year-old is incredibly quick, has the skills to dribble his opponents with ease and can produce high quality passes and plays that often remind the fans and critics of a young Kaka when he used to play for Italian giants Milan.

Piazon was voted the Chelsea Young Player of the Year last season and played a part in the club's recent pre-season tour of the USA, scoring a vital goal against Paris Saint-Germain in one of the friendlies.

All he needs is some essential playing time and faith from his manager, something he will surely receive this season.
 
4. Ross Barkley

Although he's not the most high-profile young talents in world football right now, Barkley is still a player Premier League fans should be excited about this season.

The England U-21 international won many accolades for his dazzling displays for Everton last season and could become a fundamental part of the team's midfield this term.

He's technically sound, adds creativity to the team, contributes both to the attack as well as the defence heavily and produces plays with great quickness and accuracy.

Already being touted as one of the best England players in generations, it will surely be exciting to see how Barkley fares for his Merseyside club this campaign.

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