The European Championship takes place next 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 15 who you can guarantee will get picked. This leaves around eight spaces for players who could make a surprise appearance.
With there being 30 Premier League games of this season left 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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Kalvin Phillips (6/4)
The Leeds midfielder was very impressive last season in the Championship for Leeds and it helped him earn his first call up to the England squad when they got back into the Premier League. Phillips has featured four times for England and Southgate is a fan of him.
Jordan Henderson has recently picked up and injury and plays the same role in the England team as Phillips. He could be well on his way to the Euros is he can find his form again once he is back from injury which is meant to be soon. Southgate likes holding midfielders and England don’t have many so at 6/4 he could be a bet.
Mason Greenwood (6/4)
Greenwood received his first call up last year but was sent home due to a disciplinary reason. He is now forcing himself back into the starting line up at Old Trafford with fans questioning why he isn’t picked every game.
The forward has shown how good he is at finishing and is a versatile player. He can play out of the right or upfront and is strong with both feet. Should an injury happen to one of the more likely forwards to get selected, Greenwood could be the one to step up.
Connor Coady (5/2)
The Wolves captain made his England debut in August and has since played three times for them. Coady has lots of experience at youth level and was the England captain for several different ages groups. He has been a solid centre half for Wolves now for many years and could be a great back up option next summer.
Southgate likes to play three centre backs and with Joe Gomez out for the season it will be a race to get him back. If Coady stays fit, he has already shown he can fit into this England side and would be a great addition.
Bukayo Saka (4/6)
With now four England call ups to his name, the Arsenal winger/full-back has been very impressive this season. Arsenal has struggled with injuries and so Saka has filled in at left-back. He is a very versatile player and Arteta has used him in a variety of positions already this year. The youngster has played 22 games this season in the Premier League scoring five times and assisting once. He has been the real star man for them this season.
Saka could get into the squad for this very reason. With only having 23 spaces, a player who can play in more than one position is effectively cheating the system. If Arteta keeps picking him, he’s in with a good chance.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (3/1)
When you sign for Man United for £50 million, you expect an international call up to not be too far behind. However, this hasn’t been the case for Wan-Bissaka. Since joining United he still hasn’t been selected by Southgate despite being a fantastic defender. The starting right-back will be Alexander-Arnold who is exceptional at going forward. Wan-Bissaka though would be a good option in games when England are going to be up against it. When it comes to 1 vs 1 defending there aren’t many better in world football and surely this is a great asset to have when coming up against Sane, Mbappe etc.
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.