The English Players Who Could Put Themselves In Euro 2021 Contention

It’s time to take a break from the Premier League after a thrilling opening few weeks and turn our attention to the internationals.

England have three games this time around and a number of new faces are in Gareth Southgate’s squad.

A number of these would certainly not have made it into a Euro 2020 squad, but plenty of youngsters now have the chance to enjoy a solid season to play their way into contention.

But who are the players who could well be boarding a plane that may not necessarily have back in June?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

It’s been an impressive start to the season for the Everton man, who not long ago was plying his trade in non-league on loan at Stalybridge Celtic.

He’s already netted two hat-tricks this season and has earned his first call up for the Three Lions for the upcoming games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

If he continues to score in an exciting Everton team this season, it would be impossible to leave him out, particularly given the manner and stylish way the Toffees are playing this season. His height and strength also makes him an ideal alternative to bring on off the bench, and at EVS with the best payout casino and sportsbooks, he’s probably worth backing now, as those odds are only going to shorten.

Phil Foden

While Phil Foden may not have made this squad, and he may not make the next if Southgate is feeling particularly strict, there’s no doubt Foden is on that plane if he continues to start for Manchester City.

He’s featured heavily for Pep’s men so far this season and it’s perhaps fair to say he may not have made the plane should the tournament have been played in 2020 due to lack of game time.

He’s getting that now and over the next few international breaks we expect him to establish himself in the England first team, with that Icelandic hotel room put way behind him.

Michael Keane

Another name which will perhaps depend on the form of Everton over the coming months is Michael Keane.

He’s been in and out of the England squad for some time now and faces stiff competition with the likes of Tyrone Mings, Joe Gomez and John Stones. Naturally, Harry Maguire will be in that starting eleven, but it is who will join him.

Stones is lacking first team action, so it could be a shootout between Mings, Keane and Gomez. The latter has injuries in him, but if fit may lead the line, but Keane is at 3/1 with casino machine a sous to make the squad and is a worthy bet if he continues to impress.

Kalvin Phillips

It felt like Phillips playing in the Championship was always an excuse for him not to be in the England set-up. He was called up at the first opportunity following Leeds’ promotion and the club have certainly started well.

He’s made the last two squads and offers a good defensive midfield option, alongside Declan Rice.

Rice is currently favoured out of the two to make the squad with the bookies pricing him at 1/6 and he does seem to be Southgate’s preferred choice in the heart of midfield alongside Jordan Henderson.

Phillips could force his way into the squad though. He’s priced at 6/4 to do so, ahead of the likes of Harry Winks, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and James Ward-Prowse and if he can continue to play well, then he’ll certainly be in with a chance.

There are perhaps a fair few ahead of him in the pecking order currently, but a long season will see form and availability play a big part.