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Callum Hudson-Odoi set to start for England against Montenegro — report


Has any player ever started for England before he started a Premier League match? As football statisticians furiously get to researching, Sky Sports News is reporting that Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to start against Montenegro in Podgorica. The 18-year-old has eight Premier League appearances to his name, none of them starts.

Sky’s “understanding” comes on the heels of England manager Gareth Southgate revealing that Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli, and Jadon Sancho (on his 19th birthday!) are all facing late fitness tests ahead of tonight’s match, which could mean that only 17 players will be available as England look to make it two wins from two to start the Euro 2020 qualification process. Eric Dier was already set to miss out after picking up an injury in Friday’s game. He is set to be replaced by another playing making his first England start, former Chelsea trainee Declan Rice.

But all our eyes will be on the 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi. G’wan, Cal!

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