Ahead of two friendlies against Germany and Brazil, Gareth Southgate announced his England squad on Thursday morning, and there were a number of surprise inclusions.
However, perhaps the two most eye catching new additions to the Three Lions squad were Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, both of whom would earn their first caps should they play.
Both Abraham and Loftus-Cheek are also on the books at Chelsea but are currently on loan with Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively. While Loftus-Cheek has had a mixed spell at Palace, Abraham has really impressed in South Wales, looking totally comfortable leading the line for a Premier League team.
With both players clearly good enough for international selection, it seems strange that Antonio Conte let the young stars head out on-loan in the first place, especially considering the issues that Chelsea are facing at the moment.
Judging by Twitter, it seems that a number of Chelsea fans are also hoping that the two English stars will make a return to Stamford Bridge soon…
Glad to see RLC & Abraham get called up to the England squad. If they don’t make it into the squad next year they’re never making it at CFC
— Michael English (@mikeenglishcfc) November 2, 2017
Zouma,RLC and Tammy Abraham next season 🔥 #CFC
— RiskTaker (@matonwaves) November 2, 2017
Congratulations First England call ups for Tammy Abraham and Rubin Loftus-Cheek and they are out on loan we they should be playing for CFC
— Auntie Mabel (@Andymcable) November 2, 2017
wish Chelsea could recall both
— . (@DanHowells96) November 2, 2017
Yet they are not good enough for Mr Conte.
Ill drop it. Support the manager.
— Sadibou SOW (@sadibsow) November 2, 2017
Well deserved, a chance they might not get had they not being loaned
— Kristo (@D_Kristo) November 2, 2017