Arsenal and Chelsea players in England U-20 squad

England have announced their 21-man Under-20s side to defend their title at the Toulon Tournament in France.

A number of Premier League youngsters are set to feature, including Steven Sessegnon from Fulham, Eddie Nketiah, who made nine appearances for Arsenal this season, and Chelsea duo Trevoh Chalobah and Reece James, who spent season-long loans at Ipswich and Wigan respectively in 2018-19.

There is a first international call-up for Jayden Bogle, who impressed for Derby this season en route to the Rams losing in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final to Aston Villa on Monday.

The squad will play Japan, Portugal and Chile in their group stage as they look to record a fourth successive victory at the tournament.

Head coach Paul Simpson told the fa.com: “I’m really pleased with the squad we’ve got for the tournament.

“The tournament is very prestigious and one that England have done very well in in the past, and our group will be looking to emulate what’s gone before us.

“We’re expecting every game to be tough and we know a number of the teams are coming with their Olympic preparation squads but these are the sorts of challenging opposition we want our players to be facing for their development.”

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), Nathan Trott (West Ham United)

Defenders: Jayden Bogle (Derby County), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Marc Guehi (Chelsea), Reece James (Chelsea), Max Lowe (Derby County), Tom Pearce (Leeds United), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham), Easah Suliman (Aston Villa)

Midfielders: Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Dwight McNeil (Burnley), Josh Sims (Southampton), Joe Willock (Arsenal)

Forwards: Kyle Edwards (West Bromwich Albion), Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers), George Hirst (OH Leuven), Danny Loader (Reading), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough)

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