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Each week Goal will be bringing you the the top 20 players under-23 from one of the game's biggest exporter of talent

From Eden Hazard and Anthony Martial to Karim Benzema, Michy Batshuayi and Samuel Umtiti, Ligue 1 has time and again proved one of the deepest talent pools in European football.

Every transfer window the continent’s big boys grab their fishing rods and head to France in the hope of prising away the league's brightest and best.

And despite the annual exodus, the fertile French waters show little sign of drying up.

Time and again a new generation are stepping up to replace the big fish that migrate to bigger ponds.

But who will be the next big thing? Who are the future stars of European football?

Each week Goal will answer that question by providing the Ligue 1 Power Rankings, showcasing the top 20 players under 23 currently plying their trade in the division.

Each player will be given a rating out of 10 based on their performance that weekend, keeping you abreast of their ongoing development to provide a sneak peek at those in line to be the next superstar to join the game’s elite.

So make sure you keep an eye on which players are moving up and down the rankings as we build up to the end of the season where we'll crown the best U23 Ligue 1 Player of the Year.