The Reason Why Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell, Greenwood and four big names are missing for England

Gareth Southgate and England will be without several familiar faces for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against against Andorra and Hungary – including Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood.

Gareth Southgate has been forced to juggle injuries and consider game management for youngster in naming his latest England squad, with several familiar faces missing out.

While the Three Lions will be expected to win their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against against Andorra and Hungary in some style, they will have to do so with some fresh faces.

While Manchester United Harry Maguire and Liverpool Trent Alexander-Arnold have been ruled out due to injury, others have been left out due to poor form or overwhelming workloads.

Daily Star Sport have taken a look why some of the biggest names have not been included, with Mason Greenwood and Jude Bellingham remaining with their clubs.

Alexander-Arnold has not been included due to a groin issue that has kept him out of their Champions League clash against Porto despite playing in the draw with Brentford.

Ben Chilwell has been in and out of the Chelsea side this season with Thomas Tuchel favouring Marcos Alonso, leaving Luke Shaw as Southgate’s only natural option at left-back.

Harry Maguire was also not an option for Southgate due to a calf injury, who has picked the central defender at every available opportunity since he first got into the side during his Leicester days.

As was the case for the last England squad, it has been decided that Greenwood will remain with United due to a heavy load of games.

Southgate said when asked about both Greenwood and Borussia Dortmund teenager Bellingham: “They are players with a heavy load of games at the moment.

“We have to remember these lads are still physically growing. We have to be really careful how we handle them. They’ll be really exciting players for England in the future.”

While Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka made the cut, both Emile Smith Rowe and Ben White have missed out, as has Liverpool’s Joe Gomez.

Southgate said of Smith Rowe: “He is a player we like a lot and was very close to making this squad.

“At this moment in time I don’t want to bring in any more younger players out of the Under-21s. They have got to earn that right over a longer period.

“I thought his performance against Tottenham was very good, we know how he finished last season as well. I can only say he is a player we really like and he was close.”

While White and Gomez have missed out, Fikayo Tomori of AC Milan has made the cut. The manager said: “I like Fikayo (Tomori) in terms of his aggressiveness of defending.

“Because he’s got speed he’s confident enough to defend on the front foot and he’s improving on the ball as well.

“I have been very impressed. I thought he finished last season well.

“We were tracking him well last season and he is playing well this season. He is at a club that’s expected to win every week, I thought he did well vs Liverpool and Juventus.”


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