With Chelsea having to wait until the 23rd to play their next game in Premier League, the football attention now focuses on the England national team. Gareth Southgate has continued his regime of selecting a crop of inform young players where four players have been selected from Frank Lampard’s youthful Chelsea side.
Initially, the number was five from Chelsea, but midfielder Ross Barkley pulled out of the squad through injury. However, the players selected from Chelsea are all below the age of 22 which shows the exciting times the club and especially England.
For England, it is exciting times as Southgate has an abundance of players who are proving that England may have a chance of winning the Euro’s next summer. For now, most Chelsea fans are hoping that some of their young guns are able to feature in the upcoming Euro qualifiers, without picking up an injury. If you were to look at it on a larger scale, Chelsea football club’s current philosophy of embedding young English talent could well mean that they will dominate the England squad at next summer’s Euros.
Mason Mount was the only Chelsea player to start in last night 7-0 demolishing against Montenegro. However, Chelsea’s number nine Tammy Abraham was introduced in the second half and scored his first international goal to round off a perfect night for Southgate’s side.
Unused substitute’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Fikayo Tomori will surely be given some minutes on Sunday after England confirmed their status at next summer’s competition. Both will be looking to impress the England manager as competition for places will be even competitive following qualification.
Two other Chelsea players who would more than likely be in Southgate’s plans for next summer is Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Barkley has been instrumental when he has featured for England in recent qualifiers, even when he hasn’t been at his best for his club. 23-year-old Loftus-Cheek is still sidelined with an injury he picked up near the end of last season. Even though the midfield duo haven’t featured, when they return from their injuries I’m sure Southgate will be looking at his options and trying out different systems that can incorporate different types of midfielders. Loftus-Cheek and Barkley can provide in attack for England as they have the quality in the offensive phase.
Moreover, if Chelsea’s transfer ban is uplifted when they hear the result on the 20th of November, it means they are able to sign players in January. The Blues have been heavily linked with two other England international and both started in last night’s victory. Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho are the players who Chelsea may attempt to sign in January. This would mean that they would have an abundance of England stars at their disposal. The future is bright for English football, along with Chelsea, they will be the main club influencing the national team come next summer’s Euros.