Chelsea’s next generation steps up for England – and things can get even better

England had just Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Gary Cahill in the squad for the 2018 World Cup, and not long after that the defender was out of the picture too, meaning the club were down to just one senior international from their home country.

Today’s England squad saw FIVE Blues included, with Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount all getting the nod from Gareth Southgate for the upcoming qualifiers.

Then there’s even Ruben to return from injury in the future too. We could be up to six, with the likes of Reece James and Marc Guehi surely not far away from a senior step up too.

The change in less than two years is remarkable. The effects of Frank Lampard’s youth revolution are being felt far and wide, and it’s not just Chelsea fans who are going to be feeling the effects of it now.

Blues fans finally have a reason to watch England again, and hopefully the influx of brilliant talents will make the Three Lions a little more watchable than they have been in the last decade.

Given how they’re playing for their club, we wouldn’t be surprised at all.