Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham could start for England in Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro

Matt Debono

Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have been outstanding this season for Chelsea under Frank Lampard, having been given opportunities in the Blues' side this term. 

A year on from Championship loan spells with Derby County and Aston Villa respectively, the duo are now in line to be starting for England. 

Gareth Southgate called five Chelsea players up to the latest squad, but Ross Barkley had to pull out, but the Blues are still flying the flag with four players. 

All below the age of 22, the quartet are the future of English football, but Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham who are yet to make their full debuts for the Three Lions, could see themselves walking out at Wembley against Montenegro,. 

Speaking to the media, Southgate revealed that the starting XI would be a young side: "The line-up against Spain [in October 2018] was one of the youngest for decades and I think we are going to be even younger than that.

"That obviously has some weaknesses, but it has some enormous strengths as well in terms of the enthusiasm, energy, motivation. And I think it's a team that will excite people," Southgate added.

Fikayo Tomori has shown his capabilities at the back with Chelsea this season, whilst Tammy Abraham has carried the Blues in attacking this term, destroying the curse of the no.9 shirt at Stamford Bridge. 

England are in action on Thursday against Montenegro at the home of football, Wembley,, with the chance to secure qualification for the European Championships next summer.