Two Man Utd stars, one Liverpool man drop out of England squad

Date published: Thursday 3rd October 2019 2:16

Manchester United pair Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all dropped out of the latest England squad announced by boss Gareth Southgate.

As for new additions, Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has been handed a first call-up as team-mate Tammy Abraham also returns to the Three Lions squad.

England travel to take on the Czech Republic in Prague on October 11 before a trip to face Bulgaria three days later.

Tomori and Abraham were two of three players included this time around who had missed out on the previous squad, with Everton midfielder Fabian Delph also recalled.

Tomori, who was born in Canada and represented them at Under-20 level, has established himself in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side of late and is rewarded with a maiden senior England call-up.

Abraham scored his eighth goal in 10 games in Chelsea’s 2-1 Champions League win over Lille on Wednesday night and is back in the squad having made his debut almost two years ago.

He featured in friendly matches against Germany and Brazil in November 2017 and remains eligible for Nigeria unless he picks up a competitive cap in the forthcoming games.

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker is again a high-profile absentee, with Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold preferred.

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