There was joy and jubilation for the likes of Nathan Redmond when Gareth Southgate named his England squad earlier today, but spare a thought for those who were not included. These are the England stars that could feel hard done by after not being named in the squad:
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been one of the best Premier League defenders this season and was unfortunate to miss out on a spot in the senior squad.
James Maddison created more chances in the Premier League than any other player, but the Leicester star missed out this time around.
Luke Shaw was recently named as Manchester United’s Player of the Year, but he misses out as Ben Chilwell cements his place as England’s starting left-back.
Phil Foden was in and around the City team as they secured another Premier League title, but misses out this time around.
Less through ability, but a rather an unfortunate injury just hours before the squad was named. He ruptured his Achilles during Chelsea’s friendly against New England Revolution in the early hours of Thursday morning.
James Tarkowski has been impressive for Burnley during the second half of the season but was unable to force his way into Southgate’s plans.
Mason Mount has been at the heart of Derby’s promotion push this season but misses out on a senior call-up on this occasion.
The same can be said for Aston Villa loanee Tammy Abraham, who continues to score for fun in the Championship.
Angus Gunn has become Southampton’s number one this season but Stoke’s Butland continues to be picked ahead of him.
Conor Coady has been ever-present for Wolves during their return to the top flight and earned himself plenty of admirers along the way, but he misses out on this occasion.