8 November 2019

Barkley Doubtful For England  (Sky Sports)

Ross BarkleyRoss Barkley is a doubt to join up with the England squad next week after being ruled out of Chelsea's match with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Barkley has been out of action since October 19 after picking up an ankle injury against Newcastle.

There's better news about Mason Mount who could feature at Stamford Bridge and is set to join up with Gareth Southgate's squad on Monday.

Mount came off with an ankle injury of his own in the 4-4 thriller with Ajax on Tuesday.

Lampard said: "Ross (Barkley) has got an ongoing issue so he is not in the squad. So that's a conversation I will have with Gareth (Southgate) and Steve (Holland) and with Ross.

"We'll see how it pans out over the next 10 days. He won't be in our squad."

"With Mason (Mount), he is in the squad [for Saturday]. We will give him another 24 hours and will make a call on that in the morning."

Barkley was one of five Chelsea players to be called up by Southgate on Thursday, a reward for some of Chelsea's players who have won eight of their last 10 matches.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who had been returning from injury, moves up into the senior set-up after playing for the U21s in October.

Lampard added: "I'm delighted [for them]. Particularly because they are new call-ups. Pretty much new for Tammy (Abraham), Fikayo (Tomori) a new call-up this season. Callum (Hudson-Odoi) coming back in having being injured for a long time and Mason. Ross has been there.

"I am pleased their form and dedication has got them those call-ups. I know they are proud and I am proud as a manager to have them in the England squad.

"I am proud of all the players who go away with their national team but to see young lads getting their first steps into the team is great."

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