Five withdraw but Chelsea starlet called up to the England squad for World Cup clash

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Five withdraw but Chelsea starlet called up to the England squad for World Cup clash

The list of absentees grows

Who knew playing for England could be such a painful experience?

Despite winning 5-0 at Wembley on Friday, it seems that the encounter was not without its issues, as a whopping five players have failed to travel to San Marino for the final game of World Cup qualifying, set to take place on Monday.

Declan Rice, Luke Shaw and Mason Mount were all ruled out of the clash with Albania due to illness, concussion and dental surgery respectively, and the Three Lions have today confirmed that they will not travel to San Marino either, instead returning to their clubs.

The impressive Raheem Sterling misses out due to a personal matter, while there are a further pair of absentees due to injury.

As per an official statement:

“Henderson and Grealish have returned to their respective clubs for further assessment on injuries”

This pair adds to James Ward-Prowse and Marcus Rashford, both of whom withdrew ahead of the first qualifier, and now means that eight of the initial England squad have been unable to feature in both games during this international break.

Conor Gallagher in line for his first cap?

In their place, Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher has been called up, and could be set to win his first cap for the senior side against the minnows. Gallagher has been impressive for Crystal Palace so far this season, and will fancy his chances of becoming the 1265th player to represent the Three Lions when they play on Monday.

With three midfielders out injured, England’s choices in the centre of the park are severely limited. Should Southgate want to retain a double pivot, Kalvin Phillips and Jude Bellingham are his only senior options, while Gallagher would be the third choice in this situation.

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Could we see a return to a back four and midfield three, or perhaps Alexander-Arnold in central midfield?

All will be revealed on Monday.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 11 23 26
2 Manchester City 11 16 23
3 West Ham United 11 10 23
4 Liverpool FC 11 20 22
5 Arsenal FC 11 0 20
6 Manchester United 11 2 17
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 0 17
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 -1 16
9 Tottenham Hotspur 11 -7 16
10 Crystal Palace 11 1 15
11 Everton FC 11 0 15
12 Leicester City 11 -2 15
13 Southampton FC 11 -2 14
14 Brentford FC 11 -1 12
15 Leeds United 11 -7 11
16 Aston Villa 11 -6 10
17 Watford FC 11 -7 10
18 Burnley FC 11 -6 8
19 Newcastle United 11 -12 5
20 Norwich City 11 -21 5
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Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 4
Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 4
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 4
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