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Two Chelsea midfielders selected to England U21 squad

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A pair of young Chelsea players were selected on Tuesday to participate in the UEFA U21 Championships, which get underway June 18. Both Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be representing England at the tournament, while the third youngster named to the provisional squad, Patrick Bamford, was left out. The Championship Player of the Year has been dealing with an ankle injury, which likely led to his omission.

The full England squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City)

Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal), Michael Keane (Burnley), Liam Moore (Leicester City), John Stones (Everton), Matt Targett (Southampton),

Midfielders: Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur),  Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea),  Will Hughes (Derby County),  Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion),  Jesse Lingard (Manchester United),  Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur),  Nathan Redmond (Norwich City),  James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion),  Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur),  Danny Ings (Burnley)

Congratulations to the selected pair, and hopefully both manage to impress at the tournament.

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