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Four Chelsea youngsters called up to England U19 squad for European Championships

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Tomori, Abraham, and Kasey Palmer celebrate winning the UEFA Youth League
Tomori, Abraham, and Kasey Palmer celebrate winning the UEFA Youth League
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The England U20 side, led by a whole handful of Chelsea midfielders, won the Toulon Tournament in France earlier this summer; now it's the slightly younger age group's turn, at next week's European Championships in Germany.  Unlike the senior competition, the U19 Euros are held every year, but this year's edition does carry the added weight of qualifying the top five teams for the 2017 U20 World Cup.

England last played at the U19 Euros in 2012.  Featuring the likes of Harry Kane, Ross Barkley, and a 17-year-old Nathaniel Chalobah, England lost in the semifinals to Greece who then lost to Spain in the final.

Aidy Boothroyd's charges will no doubt look to do one better this time, and they will be relying on several Chelsea forwards to get them the goals necessary.  Dominic Solanke, Tammy Abrahman, and Izzy Brown are all included, while rising star Fikayo Tomori gets the call as well.

The squad, in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Sam Howes (West Ham United), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)

DEFENDERS: Callum Connolly (Everton), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Taylor Moore (RC Lens), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur)

MIDFIELDERS: Ryan Ledson (Everton), Ainsley Maitland Niles (Arsenal), Joshua Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), Reece Oxford (West Ham), Jordan Rossiter (Rangers)

FORWARDS: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Isaiah Brown (Chelsea), Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic), Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool), Dominic Solanke (Chelsea)

-source: The FA

England's group includes France, Croatia, and the Netherlands, with the French up first, next Tuesday, July 12.