We are now onto week four of our series of articles looking at the wonderkids who never quite reached the heights that many expected of them.
It is not always easy to predict which young players will make the grade and it is sometimes surprising to see some fall by the wayside while others, sometimes unexpectedly, grab the limelight.
Mentality certainly plays a role but injuries can also stop a player’s career before it even gets going. There is a mixture of luck and determination that decides who reaches the top of the game.
Press the next page as we look at another five youngsters who were not quite cut out for the Premier League.