Maddison and Oxlade-Chamberlain back in England squad

Maddison and Oxlade-Chamberlain back in England squad

England host Montenegro on November 14 with victory enough to book their spot at Euro 2020 next summer.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the talking points surrounding England's selections.

Southgate has included James Maddison despite the controversy surrounding the Leicester midfielder's casino visit during the last global break.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers defended his player while Southgate said Maddison would have learned there was an increased spotlight on him.

For example, the recent debutant Tyrone Mings is granted number 1244 and captain Harry Kane's legacy number is 1207.

Wembley will host England's 1,000th global match when Montenegro come to visit on November 14 and will celebrate by wearing legacy numbers.

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The Chelsea striker has in the past been lured to switch allegiance to Nigeria, but the 21-year-old opted to join Gareth Southgate's squad when he was called up.

Frank Lampard's opportunity to use Chelsea's academy products due to their transfer ban appears to be benefiting the Three Lions.

According to Squawka, the stars made the list of squad alongside their Chelsea teammates Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, and Rose Barkley.

The latter three have been a mainstay in the Chelsea side which sit fourth in the Premier League and top Group H in the Champions League.

John Stones has returned, replacing the axed Michael Keane, and could make his first England appearance since the Nations League in June.

In the past, Southgate has cracked the whip when players have stepped out of line, but Maddison's inclusion reflects the difficulty the England manager has in finding a creative talent to complete his preparations for Euro 2020.

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