Gareth Southgate has included five Chelsea players in his England squad to face Kosovo and Montenegro.
The England boss has got Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount, Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi in his 25 for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, representing a really sizable contingent after a few dry years for Blues fans supporting the Three Lions.
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) November 7, 2019
It’s England’s 1000 senior international when they play Montenegro, so all the players will be wearing their own “unique England legacy number” for the game according to the official website, whatever that means.
The fact that Mason Mount is included is excellent news for Chelsea, as it means he’s shaken off the ankle problem that saw him subbed off against Ajax on Tuesday night.
Ross Barkley has been out of the team pretty much since the last international break after picking up his own injury problem, but he’s likely to play this weekend for us, and again in at least one game for England. His battle for minutes with Mason for club and country looks set to go on and on.