Which young Chelsea stars can break into the England squad?

After their 7-0 thrashing of Norwich, and other recent performances, some young English players particularly stood out.

Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah have all either kick started or seemed to revive their Chelsea career with some good performances this season.

The three were all involved at some point in Chelsea’s dominant youth side which won five consecutive FA Youth Cups between 2014 and 2018 and tipped to reach the very top.

But the boys from Cobham have had different journeys to the top, some easier than others.


Trevoh Chalobah’s rise to the first team this season has been effortless, and his performances have been solid.

Since his debut in the Super Cup he has forced Tuchel to include him, due to the level of his performances.

Playing on the right side of Tuchel’s trusted back three, Chalobah has been defensively solid as well as having an eye for a goal with two already.

Fans seem to think Chalobah should be playing for England

Maguire and Stones have cemented the center back slots down recently in Englands starting eleven, but the back up options are less clear.

Connor Coady is better suited to a back three and Tyrone Mings’ ability has been questioned by fans.

Ex-Chelsea player and former teammate of Chalobah, Fikayo Tomori is also pushing for a place in the squad so Chalobah’s place is by no means gauranteed.


Hudson-Odoi’s rise through Chelsea’s ranks has been less straightforward.

The winger, who was subject to a bid from Bayern Munich has never truly cemented a place in the side.

His quality is clear to see, Chelsea rejecting Bayern’s £70 million bid tells you all you need to know about how highly the 20 year old is rated.

The recent injuries to Werner and Lukaku means a spot has opened up for Hudson-Odoi in Chelsea’s front line rather than the wing-back role he has played most of his football under Tuchel.

The Wandsworth born England youth player has now appeared in 4 premier league games, with many more surely to come he will have plenty of opportunioties to impress Southgate.

Regardless of his form now Southgate has to deal with the issue that Hudson-Odoi can switch his international allegiance to Ghana, his parents home country.

A call up to the England squad, and an appearance in a competitive fixture will prevent him from switching nationality. A mistake they won’t want to happen after losing Wilfried Zaha to the Ivory Coast.

With forward players such as Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho in poor form, Southgate could select Hudson-Odoi as a surprise inclusion.

Whether he truly deserves it is anlother question that will be hotly debated, but considering the circumstances, it may be smart for Southgate to take him.

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