Gareth Southgate names 25-man England squad for October's Euro 2020 qualifiers


Gareth Southgate has named the England squad that will face the Czech Republic and Bulgaria in upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. 

The Three Lions boss has handed first competitive call-ups to Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori. 

Both have been brilliant for the Blues this season and have certainly earned their place in the side. 

Check out the full 25-man squad below: 

England's squad announcement

It's certainly not a bad group of players to pick from. 

England will be looking to continue their unbeaten run in qualifying this month. Southgate's side are currently top of Group A with a maximum of 12 points from four games. 

In September, the Three Lions beat Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley and Kosovo 5-3 at Southampton's St. Mary's Stadium. 

Two tougher away trips await during the next international break. First up, England travel to Prague to face the Czech Republic, who are currently second in the group with nine points. 

England are top of Group A

Three days later a trip to Sofia follows. On paper, that game should be much more comfortable considering Bulgaria are bottom of Group A with just two points from five games. 

But England can't afford to take either fixture lightly with a place at Euro 2020 up for grabs. 

Whether squad debutants Abraham and Tomori will feature in either game is yet to be confirmed. Interestingly, both youngsters qualify to play international football for Nigeria. 

Abraham and Tomori have been given their first call-ups

This early call up from Southgate could be a statement of intent from the England boss, perhaps suggesting that both are part of his future plans. 

Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard are notable omissions, while the likes of Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and James Maddison have all been picked. 

With an exciting group of players, England will be looking to stay unbeaten over the next international break. 

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