The 10 best players you've never heard of in the Premier League

Callum Wilson, in action for Bournemouth, will hope he can translate his English Championship form to the Premier League (Getty Images) Source: Getty Images

Every season there are a few diamonds in the rough.

The World Game has sifted through the rubble for you, and unearthed 10 players you probably haven't heard of, but about who you should probably know.

Tell your mates, and you'll sound the like the most clued-in fan at the pub. 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Chelsea 

Most fans will recall Loftus-Cheek getting roasted by Jose Mourinho in a press conference after Chelsea played Sydney FC. 

Loftus-Cheek, 19, is much better than he showed Down Under, and is tipped for a big future at the heart of Chelsea's midfield. 

James Wilson, Manchester United

Wilson is a proper centre forward, a goal hungry front man who lives and breathes trying to find the back of the net. 

After 13 appearances under Louis van Gaal last season, Wilson should find himself in the mix when the cup competitions come around. 

Patrick Roberts, Manchester City

Twenty-two appearances, and only 44 minutes in the Premier League, convinced Manchester City to spend $17 million to prise midfielder Roberts from Fulham. 

Roberts, who plays on the wing or as a number 10, had been at Fulham since he was 13. How he thinks he will force his way into City's star-studded squad however, remains a mystery.

Jordon Ibe, Liverpool 

Flying winger Ibe, 19, is an excitement machine. He linked up with Derby County last season with the intention of spending the season there on loan.

However, Brendan Rogers brought him back to Anfield in January, and Ibe was named man of the match on his first start, in a Merseyside derby. Ibe has so much promise, and after signing a long term contract at the Reds, he will receive opportunities this season.

Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur

Alli was signed by Tottenham, from MK Dons for $11 million, only to be loaned straight back.

The midfielder has been tearing up Spurs' pre season though, and after this cheeky nutmeg on former Spurs midfielder Luka Modric, the 19-year-old could be set for big things. 

Georginio Wijnaldum, Newcastle United 

$31 million means Wijnaldum is no small fry for Newcastle United. Wijnaldum has played for Dutch giants Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven and was part of the Netherlands squad which finished third at the 2014 World Cup.

The attacking midfielder is lively, and a goal scorer, with 81 in 289 career appearances. 

Patrick Bamford, Crystal Palace

Chelsea paid Nottingham Forest $3 million for Bamford in January 2012, and since then every move has been made with the intention of the 21-year-old graduating to the first team.

Bamford has scored goals at the rate of one every other game on loan at MK Dons, Derby County, and last season at Middlesbrough. If he can do the same at Palace this year, expect Mourinho to parachute him into Chelsea's squad this season. Or earlier, if Diego Costa's hamstrings give way again. 

Matej Vydra, Watford 

Vydra is on his way to becoming a Watford legend, after scoring 20 goals and winning Championship player of the year in his first spell, and then backing it up 16 goals last season as the Hornets won automatic promotion.

In between, Vydra bombed at West Bromwich Albion, scoring only three goals. He is a natural goal scorer, and he will be keen to prove he belongs at Premier League level.

Callum Wilson, Bournemouth

Wilson scored 23 goals in 55 games for Coventry City, before it banked $6 million and let him move to Bournemouth. 

A superb return of 20 goals in Bournemouth's fantastic 2014-2015 is an indication that Wilson could be another Rickie Lambert, Jamie Vardy, or Charlie Austin. 

Jeremain Lens, Sunderland

Sunderland fans hope Lens is the real deal, but he isn't too well known outside of Europe, and he took the road less travelled when he moved from PSV Eindhoven to Dynamo Kiev, two years ago. 

After 34 goals in 96 games for PSV, he needed a new challenge. 19 goals for Dynamo Kiev is a good return, but the step up to the Premier League is huge. Can he make it?