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Injury knocks off Fabian Delph from England qualifiers

England international Fabian Delph

 

Fabian Delph will miss England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers after sustaining a hamstring injury picked up while playing for Burnley in their loss against Burnley.

The 29-year-old moved to Goodison Park from Manchester City in the summer and earned a Three Lions recall having missed out on the first squad of the new season.

Gareth Southgate has opted against calling up a replacement, meaning he will face Czech Republic on October 11 and Bulgaria on October 14 with a 24-man squad. England are aiming to maintain their perfect qualifying record so far this campaign.

Delph has 20 senior caps to his name and is a favourite of Southgate, who continued to select the former Leeds and Aston Villa man even when he was struggling to break into the team at City.

Southgate still has plenty of midfield talent at his disposal for the back-to-back away games with Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Harry Winks also in the squad

Delph played the entirety of the Toffees’ 1-0 defeat at Burnley that leaves them one point above the relegation zone on seven points after eight games.

Nigerian born duo Tammy Abraham and Fukayo Tomori

After four games, the Three Lions are top of the group and three points clear of Czech Republic in second.

Southgate only recently released his squad ahead for the double header extending call-up to Nigeria born due of Tammy Abraham and Fukayo Tomori respectively.

 

 

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