England Squad Announcement: Dominic Calvert-Lewin Earns First Call-Up to Senior Side

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is one of three England players to earn their first call-ups to Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

The in-form Everton striker joins Bukayo Saka and Harvey Barnes in the 30-man squad for games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark later this month.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin Earns First England Call-Up

Emphatic Start to the Season for Calvert-Lewin

The 23-year-old Everton striker has enjoyed an excellent start to the season, scoring eight goals in five games so far.

It has highlighted his continued rise under Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park – he scored 15 goals in all competitions last season, eight of which came under the Italian.

Calvert-Lewin’s magnificent form has included two hat-tricks. His first came in their 5-2 win over West Bromwich Albion at Goodison park, while his second came in a 4-1 win over West Ham United in the EFL Cup.

With England set to play three games in the forthcoming campaign, Calvert-Lewin is likely to feature in all three, and potentially even start ahead of Harry Kane. The Tottenham striker has been struck by his sides busy schedule, and Gareth Southgate will no doubt look to preserve the fitness of his best striker.

Who Else Has Made the Squad?

Southgate has named a slightly larger squad in preparation for a busier international break than usual.

Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell returns to the squad alongside Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire. Chilwell and Henderson both missed out through injury last month, while Maguire pulled out after his arrest in Greece.

After receiving a late call-up to the last squad, Jack Grealish has kept his place in the squad. The Aston Villa midfielder has scored two goals in three games so far this season.

Southgate’s side face Wales at Wembley Stadium on October 8, before hosting Belgium and Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.

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