While it doesn’t possess the glitz of the Champions League, the Europa League can often contain more excitement and drama than its glamorous cousin.
It can also be a breeding ground for young talent, as managers opt to give high potential players an opportunity to shine while resting established stars.
This year’s tournament will be no different. It’ll provide a platform to star for many and we have identified six players to watch in the 2018/19 tournament.
Remember the names, they’re all likely to become household stars in the future.