As for lists of who will make it, really? I know it is a bit of fun, and especially when you look back at previous lists, but it is rare anyone gets them all right.
The biggest differnce for me in this current batch of youth players, is the sheer number of them. Before, we only really had our eye on a handful of players who really stood out. Now, we have many.
Rafa said in a recent interview, before he had control of the academy, that we had 6 or 7 youth internationals. Now we have something like 25-30. (Not sure of the exact numbers, but something like that). That just shows you the sheer number of quality young players we have now. compared with what we had a few years back. Not everyone makes the grade, but the more talent you have, the more chance you have of a few making it.