In-form Chelsea Duo Odds-On To Make England Euro 2020 Squad

Blues pair playing their way into Gareth Southgate’s plans as Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain slip down the pecking order

In-form Chelsea Duo Odds-On To Make England Euro 2020 Squad

Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are now odds on to make England's squad for next summer's Euro 2020 following their impressive starts to the season.

The in-form pair have been heavily backed to make Gareth Southgate's selection for next summer's finals with the duo previously being big prices to break into the England fold.

Premier League joint-top scorer Abraham is 8/11 with Betfair and Paddy Power to go to Euro 2020 after being as big as 16/1 before a ball was kicked this season.

Abraham has been recalled to the England squad for this week's qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria following his rich vein of form in front of goal as Gareth Southgate looks to secure his international allegiance ahead of Nigeria.

The 22-year-old is eligible to play for England or Nigeria as he has yet to play in a competitive game for the Three Lions after appearing in friendlies against Germany and Brazil in 2017.

Abraham Eligible for Nigeria

However, Abraham, who claims he "has not decided" on his international future as he also has the option to play for Nigeria, will not be able to switch allegiance if he plays against either the Czech Republic or Bulgaria.

Mount, who has been tipped for big things for club and country for some time, is as short as 1/2 with Betfair, Paddy Power and BetVictor to be named in Southgate's final squad for next summer's tournament.

The gifted midfielder won his first call-up last October after catching the eye on loan at Derby, but he had to wait until last month to make his England debut with appearances off the bench against Bulgaria and Kosovo.

The 20-year-old has scored four goals in eight Premier League games for Chelsea so far this season and looks certain to be among the contenders for Young Player of the Season if he continues in this vein.

Opportunities Arising

With the likes of Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all being left out of the most recent England squad it boosts the chances of Mount getting a berth in Southgate's midfield plans.

Meanwhile, Mount's Chelsea team-mate Fikayo Tomori has been handed his maiden call-up for this month's qualifiers after breaking into Chelsea's starting XI in recent weeks and he is best-priced at 5/2 to claim a spot in the England squad for Euro 2020.

Frank Lampard has given youth its chance this season at Chelsea and he has been rewarded by the impact made by Abraham, Mount and Tomori so far.

Southgate has shown he will pick players who are on form and playing regularly for their club rather than going on past reputation and that only bodes well for Abraham, Mount and Tomori ahead of next summer's finals.