Thursday, October 10, 2019

Reece James & Trevoh Chalobah pull out of England U-21 squad

An injury means Reece James was not part of the group that flew to Slovenia today for a friendly fixture tomorrow while Trevoh Chalobah, who is currently on-loan at Championship side Huddersfield Town, has also withdrawn as a precaution.

Two other Chelsea players remain in the squad which as well as the game in Slovenia, will contest a European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Austria in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.

One of them is Callum Hudson-Odoi who has yet to feature for the Under-21s despite making his senior England debut earlier in the year. He was originally called up for Aidy Boothroyd's squad in March but injuries opened the door for promotion to the seniors and he made his full England bow against Czech Republic at Wembley. The winger has recently returned from an Achilles tendon injury sustained at the end of last season.

The other is our development squad captain Marc Guehi who received his first England U21 call-up during the opening international weekend of the season and appeared twice for the young Lions.

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