Manchester United pair Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford miss out on the upcoming England squad for two friendlies against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast respectively.
Despite both Sancho and Rashford being omitted, their club teammates, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw retain their place in the squad.
Rashford has been in and out of the United team, and admitted himself he needs to improve on the pitch, with speculation on his future grows daily. Sancho on the other hand has started to find his feet with his club side, but his form has seemingly come to late for the squad.
The in-form Arsenal quartet of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe all make the squad.
Conor Gallagher once again makes the squad as he continues to impress on-loan at Crystal Palace. Another Palace player to make the England squad, and for his first senior call up is, Marc Guehi. Guehi has impressed in Patrick Viera’s defence this season, since making the step up from Championship Swansea. He becomes the sixth player from the 2017 U17 World Cup winning side to make it to the senior team.
One name fans may be surprised to see in the squad is Reece James, with the Chelsea full-back only just coming back from injury and making a handful of appearances.
Former Chelsea man Tammy Abraham makes the team as he shows his fine form in Italy for Roma, scoring 20 goals in all competitions this season so far. One English player also plying his trade in Serie A, who doesn’t make the squad, is Fikayo Tomori. The defender has been playing well with league leaders AC Milan this year, with nine clean sheets in 22 games this year, but not enough to catch the eye of Gareth Southgate.
England’s two friendly’s take place on the 26 and 29 March.