Abraham still undecided on worldwide future ahead of England squad announcement


It is understood that the Football Association have requested Abraham's medical records from Chelsea which is a clear indication that he is under serious consideration for this month's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Defender Tomori has been called up to the senior squad for the first time, while striker Abraham is back in after a fine start to the season for Chelsea. It is always a privilege to be wanted by both nations.

"It's clearly hard to assess exactly where Phil sits compared to others, given the opportunities at his club - which I totally understand because of the quality of players he's up against", Southgate said.

Abraham, who has won two caps for the Three Lions before in friendlies against Brazil and Germany in 2017, had flirted with switching his global allegiance to Nigeria, who he qualifies for through his father.

"I haven't made a decision yet. My time will come", he added. "I am focusing on the club".

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Abraham impressed once again and scored his first Champions League goal in Chelsea's 2-1 group stage win at Lille on Wednesday night, taking his tally to eight goals in 10 appearances in all competitions since being handed his opportunity under Frank Lampard this season.

Abraham represented England at the recent European Under-21 Championships.

Leicester midfielder James Maddison has also been included after an impressive start to the campaign, while Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings retains his place, having been called up for the first time in the last worldwide break.

Abraham will be expected to retain a place in Chelsea's line up for their latest domestic clash away at Southampton this Sunday.