Three of Chelsea’s young stars have gotten the call from Gareth Southgate today, and have been included in a provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020. Southgate has about a week to cut that down to the maximum 26 that teams are allowed to take to the tournament.
There’s a great chance that all three of Mason Mount, Reece James, and Ben Chilwell will make the cut, though the competition at right back is very strong for Reecey with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, and Kyle Walker all there as well. Chilwell should have no problems while Mount has become as indispensable for England as he has for Chelsea.
Two names missing from the 33 are striker Tammy Abraham and defender Fikayo Tomori, with the latter perhaps a bigger surprise after a strong finish to the season with AC Milan. Abraham has fallen completely out of favor at Chelsea and he was already on the bubble even before that.
The provisial England squad in full is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Dean Henderson (Manchester Utd), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield Utd)
DEFENDERS: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester Utd), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester Utd), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atlético Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Brighton)
MIDFIELDERS: Jude Bellingham (BVB), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester Utd), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds Utd), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
FORWARDS: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Greenwood (Manchester Utd), Harry Kane (Spurs), Marcus Rashford (Manchester Utd), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (BVB), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)