England players' Euro 2020 chances rated as Gareth Southgate learns draw

England are through to Euro 2020 and have learned their opponents for next summer’s tournament.

With all of the Three Lions’ group stage matches on home soil, tournament fever promises to sweep the nation.

After capturing the hearts of the country during last year’s World Cup, England are among the favourites to end their wait for silverware.

The big question now for boss Gareth Southgate is: who do I pick?

Only 23 players can make the final squad, and a number of places are still up for grabs.

So who should Southgate include, and who should be packed off on their holidays?

Here’s every players’ chances rated…

Southgate has several big decisions to make
Southgate has several big decisions to make


Jordan Pickford – Yes

England’s no.1 and World Cup penalty hero. He’s a shoe-in.

Nick Pope – Yes

Seemingly second choice to Pickford and has ticked every box so far.

Pickford is England's no.1 for the tournament
Pickford is England’s no.1 for the tournament

Tom Heaton – Maybe

Missed the last squad through injury, and his position is under threat if Southgate opts to give youth a chance.

Dean Henderson – Maybe

The Sheffield United stopper has impressed this season and could be handed an opportunity if he carries on his good form.


Trent Alexander-Arnold – Yes

A certainty to be involved and should be given a starting berth this time round after sitting out much of the World Cup on the bench.

Harry Maguire – Yes

England’s best centre-half. No brainer.

John Stones – Yes

Will be in the squad providing he stays clear of injury, but may be more concerned about his place in the starting XI.

Gomez's versatility will help him keep his place
Gomez’s versatility will help him keep his place

Joe Gomez – Yes

He’s struggling for game time at Liverpool which could cost him a chance of playing a key role. But his versatility will earn him the nod.

Ben Chilwell – Yes

Has cemented his spot at left-back and has proved himself to be a real outlet.

Kieron Trippier – Maybe

He could miss out, depending whether Southgate wants seven or eight defenders. With Gomez able to play in the centre and the right he may be cut.

Danny Rose – Yes

He’s jumped ahead of Shaw and will provide the back-up to Chilwell if available.

Kyle Walker – No

No longer part of Southgate’s plans and is the shock omission from the World Cup side.

Walker looks set to miss out
Walker looks set to miss out

Michael Keane – No

Has struggled for the Three Lions, and that nightmare against Czech Republic has sealed his fate.

Tyrone Mings – Yes

A late addition to the squad but has looked calm and assured when called upon.

Luke Shaw – No

Chilwell and Rose are ahead of him in the queue and that looks unlikely to change.

Fikayo Tomori – No

His England bow has probably come too late for Tomori to stake a claim, but he could be on standby.


Rice and Winks have earned their stripes with the Three Lions
Rice and Winks have earned their stripes with the Three Lions


Declan Rice – Yes

Has been a regular in Southgate’s squads and only a poor run till the end of the season would keep him out.

Harry Winks – Yes

A must in the midfield and his ability to play the more advanced role makes him more valuable to his boss.

Jordan Henderson – Yes

The most experienced of England’s midfielders and will make a vital contribution.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Yes

Southgate loves him, and providing he can get minutes for his club he could be the talisman. Missed the World Cup through injury and deserves his break.

Oxlade-Chamberlain will finally get to a tournament after last year's heartache
Oxlade-Chamberlain will finally get to a tournament after last year’s heartache

Mason Mount – Yes

Gets better and better for club and country and seems to be ahead of Barkley and Maddison.

Ross Barkley – Maybe

A talent but not indispensable. Seems to be getting on the wrong side of Frank Lampard at Chelsea , and he will need to rely on club form to make the squad.

James Maddison – Maybe

His place is by no means certain but has all the attributes to make a huge impact. Wild card pick.

Dele Alli – Yes

His spot looked in jeopardy but latest form suggests he can play a big part.

Southgate may not have room for Delph
Southgate may not have room for Delph

Fabian Delph – Maybe

Another of Southgate’s favourites but it’s difficult to see a way in for him, unless for his versatility.

Eric Dier/Jesse Lingard – No

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Harry Kane – Yes


Raheem Sterling – Yes

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Marcus Rashford – Yes

Has the ability to change games in an instant and looks to be edging the battle with Sancho.

Jadon Sancho – Yes

An opportunity for him to make his mark on the international stage. Could be England’s ace in the hole like Rooney in 2004.

Sancho and Abraham will both be involved
Sancho and Abraham will both be involved

Tammy Abraham – Yes

His goals simply cannot be ignored, and they could prove vital off the bench.

Callum Wilson – No

Will be in contention but Abraham’s emergence will take the second striker spot, which Rashford can also fill if needed.

Callum Hudson-Odoi – Probably not

Failed to impress in the last qualifiers and has work to do.


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