Gareth Southgate has announced his 25-man squad for England’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria. In the most recent international break, the Three Lions beat both Bulgaria and Kosovo in European qualifying ties, winning 4-0 and 5-3 respectively. Southgate will hope his side can continue to perform as they bid to maintain their 100 per cent record, having currently won all four of their games to sit top in their group. Southgate has made a couple of changes, with Premier League performances taken into account in his selections. We’ve taken a look at all 25 inclusions below, breaking down each position.
Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford
While Everton have struggled in recent weeks, Pickford still remains as Southgate’s first choice between the sticks.
Goalkeeper: Nick Pope
Following Tom Heaton’s departure this summer, Pope has excelled as the main man at Turf Moor. He keeps his place as back-up.
Goalkeeper: Tom Heaton
Heaton has benefited from regular first-team football once again, and his domestic form helps him keep his place.
Defender: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Alexander-Arnold currently leads the Premier League attempted crosses list with 68, and his attacking presence will be a major asset for England.
Defender: Kieran Trippier
Trippier has added an extra dimension to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid since his summer transfer, which has seen his form improve dramatically. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is unlucky to miss out.
Defender: Harry Maguire
While Manchester United have been inconsistent so far this season, Maguire has been a mainstay in the club’s backline and should start for England.
Defender: Michael Keane
Much like Pickford, Keane has seen better times at club level. However he seems to have earned favour with Southgate, and his performances have not warranted him losing his place.
Defender: Joe Gomez
Another valuable squad addition, Gomez is a great alternative to the starting defenders and he takes his place in the squad.
Defender: Fikayo Tomori
Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and has been rewarded with a place in Southgate’s squad.
Defender: Tyrone Mings
The Aston Villa man keeps his place in the squad after an impressive start to the season with the newly-promoted side.
Defender: Ben Chilwell
Chilwell is quickly establishing himself as the best option at left-back for England.
Defender: Danny Rose
With Luke Shaw still out injured, Rose deputises for the Manchester United man.
Defender: Fabian Delph
Fabian Delph is back in the England squad after impressing at Everton.
Midfielder: Jordan Henderson
Henderson is ever-present and keeps his place as both an excellent midfield option and a leader in the dressing room.
Midfielder: Mason Mount
Mount has been one of the best performing English midfielders since being introduced to the Premier League under Frank Lampard, and he keeps his place for England.
Midfielder: Declan Rice
Rice has become a regular under Southgate, and he once again makes the cut for the qualifying games to come.
Midfielder: James Maddison
Maddison failed to make his England debut during the last international break, despite being called up. Southgate will likely give him the chance to do so this time around.
Midfielder: Harry Winks
Winks’ presence is often understated, but he has gone about his business well despite Tottenham’s recent misfortunes, keeping his England spot.
Midfielder: Ross Barkley
Despite not always impressing at Stamford Bridge, Ross Barkley has made the cut this time around, with Jesse Lingard the man to miss out.
Forward: Raheem Sterling
An obvious inclusion for Southgate, Sterling wasn’t going to be excluded.
Forward: Jadon Sancho
Sancho continues to go from strength to strength and has looked so natural in the England set-up since making his international debut.
Forward: Tammy Abraham
Abraham has impressed for Chelsea in the last month despite scepticism about his ability earlier this summer. The 21-year-old is currently joint-second highest goalscorer in the Premier League with seven goals.
Forward: Marcus Rashford
While his influence has waned in recent weeks, Rashford is another England mainstay who will look to compete with the plethora of exciting forwards.
Forward: Harry Kane
England’s captain is another whose place was already to be reserved for him. While Tottenham are struggling currently, the striker doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
Forward: Callum Wilson
Wilson has begun the season in fine form and whereas before his inclusion was mostly due to Jamie Vardy’s retirement, now he earns his spot on merit.