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England’s Euro 2020 squad: Who will make Southgate’s 23-man squad?

12:55 AM SGT 17/10/19
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The Three Lions reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup but who are the contenders to make the team for the Euros next summer?

England are already on the verge of qualifying for Euro 2020 after taking five wins from their first six games in Group A, scoring 26 goals in the process.

Although the job is not quite finished yet, England manager Gareth Southgate will surely be starting to turn his attentions to the tournament next summer.

He can choose 23 players to form his squad for Euro 2020, with the semi-finals and final taking place in the UK at Wembley, giving players just a few months to impress before the names have to be submitted on June 2.

Who is guaranteed to make England's Euro 2020 squad?

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford looks set to start for the Three Lions after establishing himself as England’s No.1 after a series of impressive displays at the 2018 World Cup.

Harry Maguire, signed by Manchester United for a record £80 million ($97m) in August 2019, is likely to continue at centre-back alongside Manchester City’s John Stones, with the pair having played together at the World Cup.

Everton’s Michael Keane has featured regularly for England during their Euros qualifiers but was recently dropped in favour of Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings, who impressed on his debut against Bulgaria.

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold will likely be one of the first names on the teamsheet after a stellar two years establishing himself as one of the best right-backs in the world.

In midfield, Liverpool captain  Jordan Henderson should be England’s key central midfielder while Leicester’s James Maddison looks set to be included in the squad after another good season in the Premier League.

Declan Rice has established himself as England’s holding midfielder in 2019 and looks likely to be selected, especially given the lack of other options in the position for Southgate.

Captain Harry Kane faces a race to be fit but will lead the line for the Three Lions if he recovers from a hamstring injury and Man City’s Raheem Sterling should also be included, along with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford .

Who are contenders to make England's Euro 2020 squad?

Burnley’s Nick Pope and Sheffield United goalkeeper  Dean Henderson  are currently the favourites to join Pickford with Aston Villa's Tom Heaton very likely to be ruled out after sustaining a long-term injury in January.

Tottenham’s Danny Rose , Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and Man City’s Kyle Walker look set to take the remaining full-back slots, providing fierce competition.

Kieran Trippier , too, will be pushing to rejoin the squad after reinvigorating his career at Atletico Madrid but faces competition from  Aaron Wan-Bissaka  at right-back.

Luke Shaw  has not played for England since September 2018 but will be aiming to muscle his way back into contention.

Mason Mount’s excellent performances for Chelsea have seen him means he will likely be selected next summer, whilst his team-mate Tammy Abraham will be hard to omit from the 23 if he continues his current goalscoring form.

Danny Ings has played himself into contention after a superb season for Southampton means he is in the running for the Premier League Golden Boot, and will surely be the leading candidate to replace Kane if the Spurs man misses out.

Spurs’ Dele Alli is still among the favourites to feature despite a lack of appearances this season, although he did miss out on Southgate’s squad for the October and November qualifiers.

Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori will hope for a place in the final 23 after being included in Southgate’s squad for the country’s qualifiers in October, although he did not feature in either match.

There is likely to be plenty of competition in midfield with Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain , Spurs’ Harry Winks and Man United’s Jesse Lingard all vying for a spot, although Lingard has not been selected for any of Southgate's last three squads.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley have excelled under Frank Lampard this season, while Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson will be trying to do enough for a place in the Euro 2020 squad.

Who is a long shot to make England's Euro 2020 squad?

Angus Gunn and Jack Butland both offer alternatives in goal but would likely only be picked in the case of injuries.

Burnley's James Tarkowski was on standby for the 2018 World Cup squad but is a rank outsider here.

Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish will be aiming to throw their hats into the ring with consistent Premier League performances at their respective clubs, with the latter certainly impressing for relegation-threatened Villa.

Chelsea’s  Ruben Loftus-Cheek , Everton’s  Fabian Delph  and Spurs’  Eric Dier  could also be considered by Southgate but remain outsiders, despite the midfielders featuring at Russia 2018.

Predicted England squad for Euro 2020

PLAYER POSITION CLUB
Jordan Pickford GK Everton
Nick Pope GK Burnley
Dean Henderson GK Sheffield United
Harry Maguire DF Manchester United
John Stones DF Manchester City
Michael Keane DF Everton
Kyle Walker DF Manchester City
Trent Alexander-Arnold DF Liverpool
Ben Chilwell DF Leicester City
Danny Rose DF Tottenham
Tyrone Mings DF Aston Villa
Jordan Henderson MF Liverpool
Declan Rice MF West Ham
Mason Mount MF Chelsea
James Maddison MF Leicester City
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain MF Liverpool
Jack Grealish MF Aston Villa
Raheem Sterling FW Manchester City
Jadon Sancho FW Borussia Dortmund
Harry Kane FW Tottenham
Callum Wilson FW Bournemouth
Tammy Abraham FW Chelsea
Marcus Rashford FW Manchester United