Last night in Milton Keynes, the attacking midfielder was anticipated to start Lee Carsley’s debut game in charge of the team against Kosovo.
Emile Smith Rowe has been pulled out of England Under-21’s first European Championship qualifier against Kosovo this evening in Milton Keynes owing to a non-covid-related sickness.
He is expected to be cleared to play in Arsenal’s Premier League match against Norwich City on Saturday.
A new appearance Crystal Palace centre back Marc Guehi leads the England Under-21s, who are assisted in defense by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.
Guehi spoke on how much of an honor and privilege it was to be given the armband while opening up about his £18 million transfer from Chelsea, where he had joined as a seven-year-old, after deciding that the time was right to pursue regular top-flight play after discussions with his family.
Conor Gallagher, a Chelsea midfielder on loan at Selhurst Park this season, is lining up on the left of a midfield three that also includes Oliver Skipp of Tottenham Hotspur and James Garner of Manchester United, who is on loan at Nottingham Forest.
Folarin Balogun and Tyreece John-Jules, both of Arsenal, are on the bench, as is Valentino Livramento, who joined Southampton from Chelsea in the summer in pursuit of regular senior minutes.
Ashley Cole, a former Chelsea and Arsenal left back, is assisting Carsley, a former Everton midfielder who has progressively risen through the ranks of England’s junior teams.
Noni Madueke, a former Spurs academy player, leads his front line, with Rhian Brewster of Sheffield United as centre forward and Cole Palmer on the right. Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea