Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell have been called up for Gareth Southgate’s England team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.
The Roma forward has scored four goals in 10 appearances since joining the Serie A club from Chelsea in the summer.
The 24-year-old and Chelsea left-back Chillwell are additions to the 23-man squad named by Southgate on Thursday, which features forwards Harry Kane and Ollie Watkins, plus forwards Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling. and Jack Grealish.
Abraham was last selected by Southgate in November 2020, while he has six caps and one goal to his name since he made his senior debut in 2017.
He will join Southgate and the rest of the team at St George’s Park on Tuesday.
Abraham joined Roma in August for £ 34m on a five-year deal after finishing last season as Chelsea’s top scorer despite falling out of favor with Thomas Tuchel.
The move saw the forward team up with former Chelsea manager José Mourinho, who was a major factor in Abraham’s decision to trade London for Rome.
“José the coach is very successful, he is very ambitious, very passionate and that is what I love,” said Abraham.
“I am the same, but he is a coach, and I am a player. It is good to have someone of such high caliber to be the coach of a great team.”
Southgate hopes Grealish breaks the duck
Southgate wants Manchester City playmaker Jack Grealish to break his international duck and team up with the other England attackers to bring goals to the side.
The 26-year-old became a fan favorite during the Three Lions’ run towards the final of Euro 2020, with City paying Aston Villa a British record £ 100 million for his services shortly after the tournament.
Qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary await and Southgate is hoping that the 15-time international will finally score his first goal for his country this month.
“I think he recognized that with us we asked him certain things, in terms of when he first joined us, the pressure,” Southgate said of Grealish, who made his senior debut in September 2020.
“I think the big challenge with us is that he’s been 15 games without a goal, so the big challenge is to start recording those numbers that our other open players have been able to produce over a period of time. There is no reason why not. can do that.
“He’s definitely physically in a better place. Now he can play the games on weekdays.
“When we had him at the end of the season, he was only able to train two days out of three, a completely different situation from the European Championship, that’s for sure.”