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Two Chelsea Stars & Three Other Players Who Shouldn’t Have Made England Squad Based On Form



The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be hosted by Asian side Qatar, with different top sides naming their 26-man squad for the prestigious tournament.

England's route to 2022 World Cup final in Qatar | Football News | Sky  Sports

Four years ago in Russia, England made it to the last four but missed out on the chance to play in the final and also not finishing with a medal. The Three Lions lost to Croatia in the semifinals and went on to lose to Belgium in third place.

England announces 26-man squad for FIFA World Cup 2022

England national team coach Gareth Southgate has named his 26-man squad with some players missing from the team. The squad list is filled with controversy, with some players not worthy of a place in the team based on form.

England World Cup 2022 squad: Who's in and who's out? |

Here is the full list of the England squad for the World Cup.

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale, Nick Pope.

Defenders: Kieran Trippier, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Ben White, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eric Dier, Conor Coady.

Midfielders: Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount, Jordan Henderson, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Callum Wilson, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, James Maddison

England at FIFA World Cup 2022: Squad analysis, starting XI, formation -  Sportstar

Here are the players who shouldn’t have made the list.

1 Raheem Sterling

The former Liverpool winger has not been in form since joining Chelsea from Manchester City last summer. The English forward has failed to replicate what he did at the Etihad Stadium. His form going into this competition hasn’t been top-notch and should’ve been replaced with Tammy Abraham.

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2 Conor Gallagher

The former Crystal Palace midfielder returned to Chelsea this season after a loan spell with the Eagles but has failed to replicate the same form he had at Selhurst Park at Stamford Bridge.

How Chelsea star Conor Gallagher found out he was in Gareth Southgate's  England World Cup squad -

If the Chelsea midfielder had been selected based on his performance for the Eagles last season, then his selection is justified, but based on this current season, then he shouldn’t be on the plane to Qatar. Eberechi Eze would’ve been a better replacement on the list.

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3 Harry Maguire

Since Gareth Southgate confirmed that the selection of his squad for the World Cup is based on the present form then the Manchester United captain shouldn’t have been selected.

England World Cup 2022 squad: Which players will get the nod from Gareth  Southgate & make the plane to Qatar? |

The former Leicester City defender has lost his place in the United starting eleven since the arrival of Erik ten Hag, and his performance for the Red Devils hasn’t been good this season. Fikayo Tomori would’ve been a better selection due to his present form with AC Milan.

England World Cup 2022 squad numbers revealed with Man Utd stars Rashford &  Maguire set to START with Grealish given No7 | The Sun

4 Kalvin Phillips

The former Leeds United midfielder is yet to hit the ground running since joining Manchester City last summer. The English midfielder is yet to play 90 minutes of football for the Cityzens or be a regular starter.

Kalvin Phillips Profile | PlanetSport

He has also struggled with injury for the most part of the season and didn’t justify his selection based on form. Replacing with firepower Ivan Toney in England’s attack would’ve been better.

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5 Kyle Walker

The Manchester City defender has been struggling with injuries this season and should have been dropped just like Reece James. Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi should’ve been a perfect selection in place of the former Tottenham Hotspur defender.

Kyle Walker hopeful of World Cup call-up as Gareth Southgate keeps England  squad guessing - Mirror Online