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    11 players Gareth Southgate should consider for England World Cup squad

     In recent years, England managers have often chosen players based on playing for big clubs and reputation of the player rather than picking them based on recent form.

    We as fans have often mentioned names that should be called up because they are in great form but they get overlooked because they are not playing for a 'big club'.

    Tournament after tournament we have seen our 'World Class' players let us down time and time again.

    With Gareth Southgate naming his provisional squad for this summer's World Cup this week, Here is a list of players that could deserve a look in.

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Consistent performances this season has many fans talking of Shelvey for England. His contribution to Newcastle United has been something many fans doubted in recent years which has seen his attitude rapidly change and becoming a regular performer for his club with excellent work rate and great passing ability. Could be a suitable replacement for the injured Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    Jamaal Lascelles

    Newcastle United's skipper guided them to a comfortable mid table finish with solid and consistent performances this season, while being solid at the back he can also cause problems at the other end with his aerial presence. These performances have also seen him being linked with a move away to some of England's big names.

    Nick Pope

    With 11 Clean Sheets this season, Pope has filled in Tom Heaton's gloves really well which has helped Burnley gain European Qualification for the first time in over 50 years.

    James Tarkowski

    While offensively Burnley haven't been the most prolific, there defensive record has been a key into their European Qualification campaign which has been contributed greatly by the Tarkowski who has been a regular in that back line. These performances seen him gain a call up against Italy earlier this year which an excellent performance was dampened by a controversial penalty given away by Tarkowski late on in the game which ended 1-1.

    Ryan Sessegnon

    At the tender age of 17, he has shown that age is nothing but a number by showing maturity on the pitch with great performances which contributed to Fulham almost gaining Automatic Promotion to the Premier League, which was lost on the final day of the season. Amongst many other awards, Sessegnon has picked up both EFL and EFL Young Player of the Year. While still being young, might be useful to keep as an understudy in case of injuries and or tiredness.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold

    Another young English Defender making headlines, since coming into the fold at Liverpool he has enjoyed a successful season as a regular starter in which he has helped his club make it into the Champions League Final. Pundits and Fans alike have all suggested a bright future for this defender, who could still be too young for a major tournament, could also be used as a backup in case of injury.

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Had a bright debut for England in the games against Brazil and Germany late last year proving critics wrong about his surprise inclusion in the squad by winning Man of the Match in the game vs Germany. Injury after them games dented his chances of a further call up but back at Crystal Palace he has once again proven that he could be set for another call up for his nation.

    Jack Wilshere

    Though recent years Wilshere has been subject to many injuries which often makes him unreliable for tournaments, there is no denying that he as the drive and ability to work in Midfield. Given that he his fully fit come the summer, he could a useful asset to the England Midfield.

    Tammy Abraham

    Another young talent who made his debut v Germany, he almost capped off that debut with a goal against the reigning World Champions. Having made a great name for himself netting 26 goals in 48 games for Bristol City, this season hasn't been too great for him being at relegated Swansea. With his pace and strength he could be useful to have come the last 20 or so minutes of a game.

    Lewis Cook

    Captained the England U20s to a World Cup win in 2017. Confident on the ball, enjoyed a great season at Bournemouth which has been noticed by Gareth Southgate which resulted in him gaining a call up for the game against Italy, even though playing only in the last quarter of that game he looked fitting in that midfield looking comfortable on the ball and having the vision and ability to see and make a pass.

    Dominic Solanke

    Another England U20s World Cup winner, Solanke has slowly crept into the Liverpool fold while being alongside the likes of Salah and Firmino. Just like Abraham, he could be utilised as an impact player to come on to bring in fresh legs in the last minutes of the game.

    Should we remove some of the old guard who have seemingly become complacent?Is  it time we introduced young and hungry players to bring back the glory days?

    We've seen it in the 80s and 90s where our youth has come through the ranks, gave it their all and progress well in major tournaments.

    Hopefully Southgate will pick a team based on performances and avoid picking the regular big names based on who they are and who they play for.

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