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Nigerian Duo Top England Squad For Friendly Match | RDNews

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Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori (left) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with team-mate Tammy Abraham

The Nigeria born Chelsea players, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been credited for their top form start to the season under Frank Lampard which earn them a call-up to the England squad ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

The Chelsea striker, Abraham, already had two caps for the English side during the friendlies against Brazil and Germany in 2017, however, was loitering between two opinions of either conforming his international allegiance to Nigeria, who he qualifies for through his father.

Abraham has net seven goals in seven Premier League games this season for his club, Chelsea. 

However, the 22-year-old scored his first Champions League goal for the Blues in a 2-1 win in Lille on Wednesday, is set to declare himself for England.

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The other Nigerian, Tomori had started on a good note at Chelsea’s centre-back, following his playing days on loan at Derby under Lampard last season.

Another Nigerian born, Dele Alli, was left out of the Squad as well as England born Jesse Lingard and Kyle Walker.

The Three Lions will travel to Prague on October 11 where they battle with the Czech Republic, four days later they would head to Sofia to take on Bulgaria.

England is a sure bet for next year’s European championships after securing a win in all their four opening qualifiers.

The full Squad are, Goalkeepers: Nick Pope (Burnley), Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez (both Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Mason Mount (both Chelsea), Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham), James Maddison (Leicester), Fabian Delph (Everton).

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford, (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

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