The European Championship takes place this summer and Paddy Power has odds already on who will be making Southgate’s squad
Whenever an international tournament comes around, there is always much debate as to who should make the squad. Fan’s will argue over players from their club team being in over other players.
Out of the squad of 23, you can probably pick 18 who you can guarantee will get picked. This leaves around five spaces for players who could make a surprise appearance.
With there being ten games left of the Premier League season plus International friendlies, there is more than enough chances for players to break into the squad. On top of this, there is also a lot of chances for players to get injured and as the saying goes one man’s loss is another man’s gain.
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Marcus Rashford (4/6)
The United youngster would have been a guarantee had he not picked up an injury in January. He had a brilliant start to this season and scored 14 goals in 22 games. His injury has put him out for the majority of the season with a slight chance of him making it back. He is easily one of Englands best forwards so if he is fit then he will be in the squad.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (5/2)
The Everton striker is having his best season to date. He has scored 16 goals in all competitions this summer, 13 of which have come in the Premier League. With Kane and Rashford both injured, and Jamie Vardy retired from international, Calvert-Lewin could be the only number nine available. He has goals against Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United, showing he can cut it against the best defences.
Bukayo Saka (9/2)
Yet to receive an England call up, the winger turned full-back has been very impressive this season. Arsenal have struggled with injuries and so Saka has filled in at left-back. He has three assists so far this season and his attacking play has looked fantastic. Given that he has shown he can play two positions well, Saka could be very useful for Southgate this summer.
Luke Shaw (5/2)
When Hodgson included Shaw in his 2014 World Cup squad, many thought this was just the start of his career with the national side. However, since then, he hasn’t been included in the 2016 Euro’s or 2018 World Cup squad. This wasn’t helped by an awful injury Shaw picked up in 2015, which took him a year to recover from. He is now looking back to his best and could definitely get in this squad, especially with Rose playing for Newcastle.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (3/1)
Another Man United fullback in contention is Wan-Bissaka. The first choice right-back will be Trent Alexander Arnold, which leaves one space. Kyle Walker will be in contention for this, but he hasn’t had the best of seasons at Man City. On top of this, he could go as part of a back three which then would mean Wan-Bissaka could be needed. Jamie Carragher described him as the best one vs one defender in the world, which later on in the tournament, England may need.
These are just a few of the players on the fringes of the England squad for this summers Euro’s. Paddy Power has odds on a load more potential inclusions so if you think you can pick them before Southgate, go check out their odds.