England Nations League Squad Predictions

England Nations League squad announcement predictions

This image shows Wembley Stadium on the evening of an England game.
Wembley Stadium. Photo: Austin Bishop

Gareth Southgate will reveal his latest England squad tomorrow at 2pm for the Nations League games against Hungary, Italy and Germany.

There have been a lot of players who have performed extremely well this season as they all bid for a place on the plane to the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Many fans have had their say on social media about who they think should make the 23-man squad.

Here is who we think should make the cut this time round:


Jordan Pickford

Pickford has been Mr Reliable for England over the past few years. A consistent performer under Southgate and has made some important saves for Everton this season in their successful quest of avoiding relegation.

Aaron Ramsdale

Ramsdale had a lot of critics coming into this season after back-to-back relegations but he has shown just how good he is this season. He’s been ever-present in the Arsenal starting XI this season and has helped them to 12 clean sheets this season.

Nick Pope

Despite suffering relegation with Burnley yesterday, the Clarets could have sealed their fate much earlier if it was not for the expertise of Pope. He’s made a handful of world-class saves this season and it was a no-brainer to include him in the squad.


Trent Alexander-Arnold

After an excellent season with Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold has to be a part of Southgate’s plans. His distribution from defensive positions is second to none and his passing accuracy is the key to unlocking any defence

Kyle Walker

Walker has been a constant fixture in Southgate’s England squad for the past five years or so now. His pace and defensive ability mean he is unbelievably hard to beat and an important figure in that England backline.

Reece James

James has been excellent for Chelsea this season at right-wing-back. His goals and contributions going forward are dangerous and his defensive abilities are as strong as anybody.

Fikayo Tomori 

After winning the Serie A with AC Milan yesterday, Tomori has to be in Southgate’s 23-man squad. The 24-year-old has been a brick wall for Milan this season playing 31 times and keeping 18 clean sheets.

Harry Maguire

Maguire has had a lot of questions asked of him this season but his form in an England shirt has been brilliant in recent years. He has played an important role in all of Southgate’s starting XI’s in important games and for that reason, he deserves his place.

John Stones

Like Maguire, Stones has been an important fixture in the England defence over recent years. He is a calming presence on the ball and has a keen eye to sniff out danger. He will be one of the first names on the team sheet for Southgate.

Tyrone Mings

Southgate will need some balance in his defence and a left-footed defender is important so England can adapt their shape if needs be. Mings has been good for Aston Villa this season and he too has not put a foot wrong when playing for his country in recent years.

Luke Shaw

Shaw has had a disappointing season with Manchester United but his quality is undoubted. Like many, he has performed when called upon for England and his contributions in Euro 2020 mean he should be called up.


Declan Rice

Rice has been one of the Premier League’s top performers this season. He is a real box-to-box midfielder and can do everything from defensive tackles to driving the team forward and scoring goals.

Mason Mount

Eleven goals and 10 assists in 32 Premier League games this season for Mount. He has been instrumental for Chelsea this campaign and the first name on the team sheet for Thomas Tuchel. His lethal abilities going forward could be just as important for England.

Jordan Henderson

Henderson has captained Liverpool to three finals and an intriguing final day title race this season. His leadership qualities and experience are just what this fairly young England squad needs.

Jude Bellingham

The 18-year-old plays way beyond his age in the Bundesliga. He can play in all types of roles as a midfielder, he has a maturity in his play and has been very important for Borussia Dortmund this season

James Maddison

Maddison has been very impressive for Leicester City this season after being on the fringes of the squad for the past few seasons. He’s scored 12 goals and got eight assists in the Premier League and has the ability to produce some magic out of nothing.


Harry Kane

Kane is the country’s captain. Seventeen goals and nine assists this season. He never disappoints for England.

Raheem Sterling

Sterling does not always feature for Manchester City but he too has been excellent for England in recent years. His calmness and quality on the ball relax the rest of the team along with his frightening pace he is always a real handful for opposition defenders.

Phil Foden

Premier League Young Player of the Year. Foden has been so important for City this season and he still has so much potential at just 21-years-old. Nine goals and five assists for him this season means he deserves a spot in this squad.

Bukayo Saka

20-year-old Saka has been one of Arsenal’s most important players this season. He featured in all 38 Premier League games and managed to notch 11 goals and seven assists. His directness and quality in the final third could be pivotal for England.

Tammy Abraham

Abraham’s debut season in Sire A has been excellent. Seventeen goals from 37 appearances show how important he has been. He also played a massive part in Roma making it to the Europa Conference League final. After being on the fringes all season he deserves his opportunity this time around.

Jack Grealish

Grealish has not hit the heights of his £100 million price tag this year but his quality is still needed in this England team. The way he drives a team forward and commits defenders can open up some important attacking opportunities for England.

Jarrod Bowen

Bowen has been West Ham United’s main man this campaign scoring 12 goals and notching 10 assists including a recent brace against the league champions, Manchester City. His performances this season deserve his first-ever call-up.