Football Manager 2022 Wonderkid Team: The best young stars all in one place

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Wonderkids are the lifeblood of any good Football Manager 2022 save, so we wanted to find out how good a team would perform if every wonderkid in FM22 joined them.

In order to complete this task, we used the FM22 Editor to terminate the contract of every player at Burnley - sorry guys - and replace them with 17 of the best wonderkids you can buy in Football Manager 2022.

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We simulated two years into the future and found some fascinating results.

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FM22 Wonderkid Team Experiment

With the likes of Chris Wood replaced by Mason Greenwood and Ben Mee swapped out for Tanguy Nianzou, you may not be surprised to hear that Burnley had a productive first season with their new wonderkid-filled team.

Sean Dyche - who remained Burnley manager throughout this experiment - guided the Clarets to a top-half finish, with the wonderkids slotting in nicely at 9th spot in the Premier League.

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Burnley's top performer in the first season was Eduardo Camavinga, with the young French star swapping tapas in Madrid for fish and chips in Lancashire.

Pedri, Jamal Musiala and Bukayo Saka also gained high average ratings in a season that saw Burnley finish just 4 points off of European qualifications.

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Mason Greenwood finished as Burnley's top scorer in the first year, with the former Manchester United man notching 20 times for Dyche's young stars. Camavinga was the top playmaker, registering 8 assists.

You won't be surprised to hear that a number of top European clubs were swooping at the end of the first season, but how many of these wonderkid stars could Burnley hold on to heading into the second year of the experiment?

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Second Season

The 2022/23 season was one to remember in Football Manager 2022 for Burnley's wonderkid side. With some top-class performances, they finished in 5th spot, only two points off Champions League qualification.

Remarkably, Burnley managed to keep hold of every wonderkid apart from Karim Adeyemi, with the former RB Salzburg man making a mega £64 million switch to Arsenal.

Whilst none of the Burnley players rose to the top of the individual charts in the Premier League, there was still plenty of quality to be found as the Clarets secured European qualification for the first time since 2018.

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Pedri stole the show for Dyche's side this season, gaining an average rating of 7.41, scoring 5 times and notching 9 assists in all competitions.

Jamal Musiala and Tanguy Nianzou also stood out as top performers in the second season, with the players' values sky-rocketing and major European players starting to turn their heads.

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It was Mason Greenwood who once again topped the goalscoring charts for Burnley in the second season, with the England international once again netting 20 goals.

Out of all the wonderkids that moved over with great anticipation, it looks to be Pedri, Musiala and Camavinga that thrived, with each of these players turning in top performances that took Burnely back into Europe.

Click here to read our full list of wonderkids in Football Manager 2022.