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Four Chelsea Players Named To England's Euro 2012 Squad

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Almost, guys
Almost, guys

Despite the rumours that John Terry would be dropped from the England squad, Roy Hodgson has elected to include him in England's 23-man roster for this summer's European Championships. The former West Bromwich Albion manager is also bringing three other Chelsea players along, with no surprising names - Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill and Frank Lampard are all included.

I'd expect the three defenders to be starting with Lampard as a substitute option in midfield, although that's not what I'm hoping. I'd rather have Cole and Terry rested than playing for England, because I've stopped caring about international football and Cole especially is going to need a long summer break after featuring heavily for the Blues over the course of the season.

One notable absence is right winger Daniel Sturridge, who looked like a lock to be heading to the Euros after a very strong first half of the season, only to fade badly down the stretch. I'm glad he's missing out. Hopefully this gives him a bit of a kick up the backside to improve, because he certainly has the talent to get into a fairly weak England team right now.