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England are playing their final two Euro 2020 qualifiers in the upcoming international break, and five Chelsea players were called up by Gareth Southgate for international duty.
Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi got a call having been part of the U21 team last time out, and Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are the other Chelsea players to be named in the England squad.
Frank Lampard was delighted to have five of his players in the England squad and was particularly delighted for the four Chelsea academy products who are new to the England team.
Lampard said: “I’m delighted, particularly because there are some new call-ups. It’s pretty much new for Tammy, Fikayo is a new call-up this year, Callum has come back in having been injured for a long time, Mason is a new call-up this year.
“I am pleased their form and dedication has got them those call-ups. I know they’re proud, I’m proud as a manager to have them in the England squad. To see young lads getting their first steps in the team is great.”
Tomori is the only member of the Chelsea contingent yet to make his England debut.