As the Premier League is taking a breather, the eyes of the footballing world are instead focused on the international game over the next week or so. And while fans of the Three Lions look forward to their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia, eagle-eyed observers may have already noted one notable success for England this week.
On Monday (3 October), England's Under-17 side routed their German counterparts by a jaw-dropping scoreline of 8-1 in the Croatia Cup, including six goals in the first 40 minutes. That impressive showing came hot on the heels of a 5-0 win against hosts Croatia and a 3-0 triumph against Greece.
Evidently, England have some hugely talented young players in their ranks and here, IBTimes UK takes a look at five of the most promising.
Sixteen-year-old winger Sancho joined Manchester City's much-discussed youth academy from Watford. Since then, the skillful and pacey wideman has made rapid progress through the ranks, recently scoring for the Under-19s against Borussia Monchengladbach.
City signed Sancho for a fee that could rise to £500,000, but that could transpire to be an absolute steal if the youngster realises his potential in the coming years.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp already boasts an embarrassment of attacking options – and he could soon add a goal-hungry teenager to the mix. Brewster has been a standout player for the Reds at youth level and was also among the goals at the Croatia Cup, scoring five goals in three appearances for his country.
The forward's status as one of the must-watch youngsters in English football was underlined in September, when he played in a behind-closed-doors friendly for the first team against Huddersfield.
Perhaps the most well-known of the England Under-17 squad, Gomes – who captains the Three Lions – made his debut for the Manchester United Under-18 at the age of 14 and is already being tipped as a potential star of the first team.
Nicky Butt, the United academy chief, recently admitted Gomes is a player the club have "massive hopes for" – and his rapid progress over the last few months suggested the 16-year-old attacking midfielder could soon follow Marcus Rashford into the United first team.
West Bromwich Albion full-back Wilson is something of a rarity at Under-17 level in that he has already experienced first-team football. The 16-year-old defender made his debut earlier this season as a substitute against Northampton Town and has already been tipped for a "bright future" by Chris Brunt.
He'll be seeking more opportunities to impress Baggies boss Tony Pulis between now and the end of the campaign.
If the name sounds familiar, it's probably because George is the younger brother of Chelsea youth team graduate Josh McEachran, who joined Championship side Brentford in 2015. But the younger sibling is now making his own waves in the game, lining up in midfield for England's much-hyped Under-17 side.
Chelsea have been widely criticised for failing to promote their young players to the first-team in recent years – but McEachran will hope to become an exception at Stamford Bridge.