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Five promoted players ready for the Premier League

Preparations for the 2022/23 Premier League season are well and truly underway, and some teams are already set to return to training in the coming days.

Several big deals have already been sanctioned, with the likes of Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez signing for Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

While Arsenal and Manchester United have plenty to do if they want to improve their chances of finishing in the top four, there's more work for the newly-promoted teams to do.

Bournemouth, Fulham and Nottingham Forest are all expected to struggle naturally as they try to fend off relegation, but there's still plenty of potential within their squads.

We take a look at five players to watch this season from the newly promoted clubs.

What:Premier League 2022/23

5th August 2022 - 28th May 2023

How to watch:Sky Sports and BT Sport
Odds:Man City 4/7, Liverpool 2/1, Tottenham 14/1, Chelsea 16/1, Man Utd 28/1 

Brennan Johnson - Nottingham Forest

Forest forward Johnson was voted the Championship's young player of the season last term and rightly so after an incredible campaign.

The 21-year-old still has work to do on his game and is raw in parts, but he has a bright future after a breakthrough campaign last time out.

A loan spell at Lincoln City did the trick as Johnson returned for Forest at the start of last season before scoring 18 goals and adding ten assists during 49 appearances in the Championship.

Johnson's ability to stay fit could be vital for Forest as they will need all hands on deck to avoid the drop, but the Wales international has the pace and confidence to make a name for himself in the Premier League.

Brice Samba - Nottingham Forest

Steve Cooper's side are 4/5 to be relegated this season and they will need several of their players to stay put if they are to be successful in their survival quest.

As it stands, goalkeeper Brice Samba remains their number one, but his future is up in the air despite an incredible campaign in the Championship.

The 28-year-old only has one year left on his current contract, but reports suggest he has turned down the offer of a new deal.

Samba was the hero for Forest in the play-off semi-final success over Sheffield United, but soon he may be plying his trade elsewhere.

Samba seems to be focused on the task at hand in pre-season training, and if he remains at The City Ground, he should be able to make the step up to the Premier League.

At 28, Samba is reaching his prime years as a keeper, and he should be able to adapt to the top flight relatively quickly.

Harry Wilson - Fulham

Wales international Wilson is now a permanent Fulham player after a successful loan spell from Liverpool last season.

Wilson has learned his trade during loan spells at Crewe, Hull City, Derby County, Bournemouth, Cardiff City and Fulham.

The 25-year-old has now found a permanent home in London, and he scored ten goals to help Fulham earn promotion last season.

He will start the campaign with a spring in his step after helping Wales reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Wilson is battle-hardened now after several spells across the Football League, and he has that touch of class that Fulham will need in the final third.

Aleksandar Mitrovic - Fulham

Speaking of class in the final third, Fulham forward Mitrovic appears ready to finally showcase his skills on the highest stage.

During his previous spells in the Premier League, Mitrovic has struggled to find his feet. Still, his record for the Cottagers last season was nothing short of incredible.

Mitrovic shattered the record for most goals scored in a single Championship season, bagging 43 in a truly sensational campaign, something Fulham will hope he can repeat as they look to avoid the drop at 8/13.

During the 2020/21 season, Brentford striker Ivan Toney set a new Championship goalscoring record in the final game of the campaign. Mitrovic broke that record with 14 games to play, and he heads into the new season with a point to prove.

Unlike some of his teammates, Mitrovic has experienced the pressures of the Premier League before. After a record-breaking campaign last time out, Mitrovic will never be better prepared for the top flight.

Jaidon Anthony - Bournemouth

Bournemouth winger Anthony enjoyed a stellar campaign last season, and the arrival of Scott Parker seemed to be the catalyst for his success.

Anthony had only made seven appearances before the start of the campaign, but his partnership with Jordan Zemura helped Bournemouth finish second in the Championship table.

Anthony scored eight goals and grabbed six assists, and the former Arsenal academy player will now try to prove his worth at the highest level.

If Bournemouth can strengthen their forward options, then Anthony could kick on even more under Parker on the south coast.

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