Gareth Southgate has announced his 27-man squad for England’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo. In the most recent international break, the Three Lions lost 2-1 against the Czech Republic in Prague then hammered Bulgaria 6-0 in Sofia, a game which was marred by the terrible racist abuse that the home fans subjected the English team to. England need just a point from either game to qualify for Euro 2020, and they can even qualify if Kosovo lose to the Czech Republic. Here are all 27 players who have been named in Southgate’s squad.
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 has been in great form for Liverpool and his attacking ability could 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.
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: 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: Joe Gomez
Another valuable squad addition, Gomez is a great alternative to the starting defenders and he takes his place in the squad.
Defender: John Stones
After returning from injury, Manchester City’s John Stones is back in the England 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: Ben Chilwell
Chilwell is quickly establishing himself as the best option at left-back for England.
Defender: Danny Rose
Danny Rose has kept his place in the squad and he’ll provide competition for Leicester’s Chilwell.
Midfielder: 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 despite concerns over his fitness.
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 scored a few goals for England in recent games so he was always likely to keep his place in the squad.
Midfielder: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s brilliant form for Liverpool in recent weeks has won him a place back in Gareth Southgate’s squad.
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 this season. The 21-year-old is currently the joint-second highest goalscoring player in the Premier League with nine goals, only Jamie Vardy has more.
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 in the league, the striker doesn’t show any signs of slowing down and he’ll lead England out for both games if fit.
Forward: Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson has five Premier League goals so far this season and he’ll be hoping to earn more caps during this international break.
Forward: Callum Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea’s young star is in the squad as he continues to impress under Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.