Euro 2024: 5 Premier League Stars Likely to Dominate Championship in Germany

Euro 2024: 5 Premier League Stars Likely to Dominate Championship in Germany

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at June 13, 2024 at 6:30 AM
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  • The Premier League will be represented by close to 100 players at the 2024 European Championship in Germany
  • Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes have been tipped to excel at the tournament
  • The tournament kicks off on Friday, and England, France, and Portugal are considered overwhelming favourites

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The UEFA Euro 2024 promises to be a spectacle in Germany, with some of Europe's top talents aiming to help their country get the biggest continental prize.

Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham will be the star attractions at Euro 2024, but Premier League players are expected to grab a few headlines as well.

Bukayo Saka, Rodri, Bruno Fernandes, William Saliba, Kevin De Bruyne, Arsneal, Man United, Man City, Premier League, Euro 2024
England's Bukayo Saka and Spain's Rodri are expected to thrive at Euro 2024. Photos by Boris Streubel - UEFA and Alexander Scheuber - UEFA.
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Close to 100 Premier League players were selected by their countries to play at Euro 2024 and will attempt to prove why the English top flight is the best league in the world.

Champions, Manchester City, will be represented by 14 players, the most by a Premier League club, per 90min.

Still, most clubs will be well-represented in Germany. Here are the top Premier League players who could dominate in Germany.

Top 5 EPL players who could thrive at Euro 2024

5. William Saliba - Arsenal and France

The 23-year-old completed another superb season at the Emirates Stadium, and it will be interesting to see if France coach, Didier Deschamps, starts him. The 1998 World Cup winner commented that Saliba might not be a starter, but things can change during the tournament.

He played every minute of the 2023/24 Premier League season and deservedly made the team of the season. If given a chance, Saliba will be one of France's best players.

4. Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City and Belgium

De Bruyne is expected to play a vital role in Belgium's campaign in Germany. He had an up-and-down Premier League season, but his quality is undeniable. With Eden Hazard gone, the creative burden will fall on his shoulders. If De Bruyne performs well at the tournament, Belgium will do well and vice versa.

3. Rodri - Man City and Spain

Rodri is the engine at Man City. He is one of Spain's best players and will definitely be the first name on the teamsheet. The 27-year-old has played 50 times for La Roja, and his technical ability will be vital for the 2012 Euro champions.

He will likely be paired with Barcelona youngster, Pedri, and these two could help take the 2010 world champions deep into the tournament.

2. Bruno Fernandes - Manchester United and Portugal

Fernandes is part of Portugal's star-studded squad. The Man United man is a chance-creating machine and is under pressure to perform. He will be surrounded by top class talent, so that won't be a problem.

The 29-year-old had an underwhelming 2023/24 season, but his team would be in a much worse place without him. He provided an outrageous assist in the FA Cup final, which they won. Fernandes will thrive in a Portugal team considered favourites.

1. Bukayo Saka - Arsenal and England

Saka had the best season of his career in 2023/24 at Arsenal. He registered an incredible 16 goals and nine assists, although the Gunners narrowly missed out on the Premier League title, per Transfermarkt. Saka was brilliant at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, especially against the best teams.

Gareth Southgate will start him on the right, and he will undoubtedly produce the goals and assists like usually does.

Top 7 wingers at Euro 2024

Sports Brief also listed the top 7 wingers at Euro 2024, with France's Kylian Mbappe comfortable at the top.

The Frenchman is ahead of England superstar Bukayo Saka, Portugal's Rafael Leao, and Germany's Leroy Sane.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.