Well deserved! Chelsea midfielder gets first England call-up

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Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has gotten his first England call-up as he has been called up to the senior England squad for Monday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

The 21-year-old who’s on loan with Crystal Palace has been having a phenomenal season, and he will now move up from the Under-21 side to join Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions.

Gallagher’s England call-up comes after the withdrawal of a number of first team players, including Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish and also Manchester United left back Luke Shaw are the others to have pulled out of the squad for Monday’s clash against San Marino.

Meanwhile, Gunners legend Paul Merson has recently revealed his surprise that Gallagher hasn’t been called up yet by Southgate.

He said: “Conor Gallagher should be in the England squad and it’s shocked me that Gareth Southgate has snubbed him.

“He’s been one of the best players in the country this season for Crystal Palace and I don’t think he could have done any more to earn a call up.

“Chelsea loanee Gallagher deserves to be in there and if he hasn’t got a call-up up now I don’t know how he ever will.

“He affects games every single time he plays and he’s completely and utterly on top of his game. I think he’s really unlucky.”

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