England Confirm Squad for Euro 2020 Qualifiers Against Czech Republic & Bulgaria

England Confirm Squad for Euro 2020 Qualifiers Against Czech Republic & Bulgaria

England Confirm Squad for Euro 2020 Qualifiers Against Czech Republic & Bulgaria

GARETH SOUTHGATE insists he has not tried to force Tammy Abraham's hand amid confusion over the Chelsea striker's global future.

Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold started England's Euro 2020 matches against Bulgaria and Kosovo respectively last month and Southgate has kept faith with the pair while again overlooking Walker, who, at 29, now faces a battle to add to his 48 caps.

It was Tomori's faultless display against England's Under 20s, in a team that also included Harry Winks, Angus Gunn and Mason Holgate, in Canada's 2-1 win at the Keepmoat Stadium in March 2016 that alerted coaches to his talent.

Tomori's invitation is the first for him to the English senior national team.

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison will also be hoping to make his senior debut after failing to make it off the bench during the previous global break. Wan-Bissaka did not play for Manchester United on Monday because of injury and pulled out of the most recent England squad with a back problem.

'The opportunity they've been given by Frank Lampard has been fabulous, ' said Southgate.

"There's still an emphasis on the development of younger players but surrounded by good experience".

England play Czech Republic (October 11th) and Bulgaria (October 14th) later this month, but Oxlade-Chamberlain will play no part.

"He's only had a couple of games since then". I haven't made a decision yet.

Abraham has netted eight goals in 10 games in all competitions for Chelsea so far this season and is joint second in the Premier League's top-scorers' chart.

Elsewhere, Callum Wilson, Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford continue as England's strike force, with the latest addition of Abraham. "He is a player that we put into the squad very young at a time when we wanted to have a look at some younger players and change the complexion of what we were doing".

"There have been some hard decisions to make", he said.

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