Last season’s FA Youth Cup finalists Manchester City visit Fratton Park tonight.
We have a look at Pompey’s opponents, who boast an embarrassment of riches, with players plucked from all round the world and earmarked for international stardom.
Keeper was on the bench for last year’s FA Youth Cup final against Chelsea and is beginning to establish himself as number one, after being named in City’s Uefa Youth League squad.
Right-sided player who can operate at full-back or on the wing. Been on City’s books since the age of 10 and has represented the club all around the world.
Left-back in his first season, making the spot his own. Loves to get forward regularly.
The Yorkshire-born defender has broken into the under-18s despite still being involved in the under-15 set-up.
Provides the energy in midfield, breaking up attacks and feeding his more creative team-mates.
A ball-playing centre-back who signed a two year scholarship in the summer and scored two goals in City’s last game against Derby.
Recruited from Ajax in the summer of 2014, he has represented the Netherlands at under-18 level.
Another Dutch under-18 international, he arrived from Feyenoord in 2014. Brother, Terence, was in 2014 World Cup squad.
Local lad who usually operates in the centre of midfield and has captained the side numerous times this season. Given a professional contract after starting the second leg of last year’s final against Chelsea.
Creative midfielder aged only 16 but has represented England throughout the age groups. Provides danger from free-kicks.
Spanish winger signed from Real Zaragoza in 2013. Collected Academy goal of the season award last year.
Dubbed the ‘new Messi’, City paid Malaga £300,000 for the forward in 2013. Regular in the under-19 side despite aged only 16. Able to play up front or on the wing.
A tricky winger and England under-17 international, he is tipped to eventually break into City’s first-team.
Guinean-born midfielder who has represented England at youth international level. Broke into the under-18 side last year at the age of 15.
Lightning-quick forward, Buckley will provide one of City’s main threats. Scored a goal in last year’s final and earlier this month netted a hat-trick against Derby.
German-born Nmecha has represented England at youth level, and provides City with plenty of pace and trickery.
Has been with City through the age groups and is a player who always has a goal in him.