England pick Maddison for Euro 2020 qualifiers despite casino visit

England pick Maddison for Euro 2020 qualifiers despite casino visit

Matches up to now have been Manchester City dominated.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers defended his player while Southgate said Maddison would have learned there was an increased spotlight on him.

"The squad itself is a little bit larger than normal, we've got a few injury doubts, so we've named a slightly extended squad".

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is included despite concern about an ankle injury, while Manchester City centre-back John Stones also returns.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who suffered a serious knee injury last season, has scored four goals in his last four games for Liverpool, including Tuesday's victor to beat Genk 2-1 in the Champions League.

Winger Hudson-Odoi was named in the Under-21 squad rather than the senior set-up last month after recovering from injury, and scored twice on his first start for the Young Lions.

The duo who now play for Premier League club Chelsea snubbed Nigeria for the English national team after they were named in the Three Lions squad that faced Czech Republic in earlier October.

England will take on Montenegro on Thursday the 14th of this month and they will play Kosovo on the 17th Sunday.

England manager Southgate insists Kyle Walker's global career is not over despite omitting him for a third-successive squad.

The Three Lions host Montenegro on November 14 - which will be England's 1,000th global - before travelling to Pristina three days later, with Southgate's side needing just one point to secure their place at Euro 2020.

Everton defender Michael Keane has also been left out, while in-form Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish's long wait for a call-up continues.

"It's an opportunity for us to qualify for a European Championship which is a very important moment for us", Southgate added.

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