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Cole Palmer, Ezri Konsa and Rico Lewis earn call-up for Euro 2024 Qualifiers

Young Trio Rico Lewis, Cole Palmer, and Ezri Konsa received their first call-up to the England senior squad.

Promoted from the U21s squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia are Chelsea forward Palmer and Man City defender Lewis.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa defender Konsa, who secured the Under-20s World Cup with England in 2017, earns his first senior call-up following a remarkable run of form for Unai Emery’s side.

The trio takes the places of James Maddison, Callum Wilson, and Lewis Dunk, who withdrew from Gareth Southgate’s squad with injuries over the weekend.

The entire England squad is expected to gather at St George’s Park on Monday afternoon. Jamie Carragher expressed admiration for the 21-year-old after Palmer’s 95th-minute penalty secured a 4-4 draw for Chelsea against his former club Man City. Carragher believes Palmer, who switched from the treble winners to Stamford Bridge, is emerging as the “main man” for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Furthermore, in September, Palmer made a £40 million move from City to Chelsea and had the decisive moment in the fifth minute of added time. He calmly converted a penalty past Ederson after Ruben Dias fouled substitute Armando Broja.

Thus, Rodri believed he had secured the victory for City with his 86th-minute drive that took a wicked deflection. However, Palmer maintained his composure, ensuring Chelsea earned a well-deserved share of the spoils.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.


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