Confidence is running high at Chelsea, with the Blues still unbeaten in 13 matches under manager Thomas Tuchel. It is the kind of “vibe” that national team head coaches will want their players to carry onto the international stage, with three of our own joining the English Team in their latest call-up.
Defenders Reece James and Ben Chilwell, and midfielder/attacker Mason Mount will be the trio to represent Chelsea with the Three Lions in their run of matches this March. We could have had one more name to the list in striker Tammy Abraham to repeat the feat of the previous list back in November, but the centre-forward is still recovering from an ankle injury and thus out of contention for the upcoming games.
The first of their three World Cup European Qualifiers will be played on March 25th against San Marino at Wembley. That will be followed by a trip to Tirana to meet Albania on March 28th, and then a return to Wembley three days later to host Poland.
The full English squad is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Nick Pope (Burnley)
DEFENDERS: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
MIDFIELDERS: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jesse Lingard (West Ham United, loan from Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
FORWARDS: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)