Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, defender Fikayo Tomori and striker Ollie Watkins have all been recalled to the England (7/1 World Cup 2022 outright) squad ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.
Centre-back Tomori earned his only cap in November 2019 but is back in the Three Lions set-up after impressing in Serie A with new club AC Milan.
Watkins also returns, with Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford ruled out due to an ankle injury picked up in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United earlier this month.
Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire and Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold are other notable absentees due to injury.
Boss Gareth Southgate has also brought Ramsdale back into the fold and feels the keeper has improved since making his high-profile switch from Bournemouth to Arsenal over the summer.
“Aaron was with us all summer, and we had the opportunity to work with him for a long time and get to understand his strengths,” Southgate said.
“Nick [Pope] is still, I think, coming back from injury a little bit, but I think Aaron is just in a better vein of form at the moment.
“From Aaron’s perspective, the move to a bigger club with higher expectations and a style of play where he is asked to build with his feet from the back, he’s coping really well.”
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England travel to Andorra on Saturday, October 9, before hosting Hungary at Wembley Stadium just three days later.
England Squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders: Conor Coady, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.
Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.
Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.