Reece James and Bukayo Saka have been named in England’s 33-man provisional squad for next month’s European Championship with the most notable inclusion the return of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold
Gareth Southgate has included seven players from London’s Premier League clubs, although there is no place for Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier.
The manager will trim the group to 26 players by June 1, UEFA’s deadline for final squads to be submitted.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been named among 10 forwards on the extended list.
The Chelsea trio of Reece James, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are included but Tammy Abraham is unsurprisingly omitted having barely featured under Thomas Tuchel.
Fikayo Tomori, who has stood out on loan at Milan, is not recalled with Southgate instead welcoming Everton’s Ben Godfrey and Brighton’s Ben White into the fold.
Captain Harry Kane is the only Spurs player involved with Dier dropped and no recalls for Harry Winks or Dele Alli.
West Ham’s Declan Rice will be joined by Jesse Lingard, whose fine form on loan from Manchester United is rewarded.
Southgate is set to discuss his decisions in a press conference at 2pm today, with much of the conversation set to be dominated by Alexander-Arnold and the right back dilemma.
The decision to name a provisional squad today was made due to a number of injury concerns to key players, including Manchester United centre back Harry Maguire, Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips. All three have been included.
England face Austria and Romania in warm-up games in Middlesbrough next week before beginning their Group D campaign against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday June 13. They then take on Scotland on Friday 18 before facing Czech Republic on Tuesday 22.
May 25 Squad announcement
June 2 Austria 8pm
June 6 Romania 5pm
(both at Middlesbrough)
June 13 Croatia 2pm
June 18 Scotland 8pm
June 22 Czech Republic 8pm
(all at Wembley)
England’s 33-man provisional squad
Goalkeepers Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Ben Godfrey, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White.
Midfielders Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse.
Forwards Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Mason Greenwood, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.