Chilwell and Trippier withdraw from England squad

October 13, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

England duo Ben Chilwell and Kieran Trippier have both had to withdraw from the squad ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Denmark.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions return to Wembley Stadium as they look to back up their win over Belgium in the UEFA Nations League.

However, they will now be without two first-choice full-backs with the duo having been allowed to leave the camp.

Chelsea left-back Chilwell, who is yet to play a part in the latest round of international fixtures due to a breach of coronavirus guidelines, is reportedly set to return to his club for treatment on an ongoing foot injury. Meanwhile, Trippier has impressed throughout the international period; captaining England in the recent 3-0 win against Wales before going on to play the full match against Belgium. His withdrawal is apparently due to personal reasons.

Whilst Southgate currently has plenty of options at right-back in the form of Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James, there is now a real lack of natural left-backs in the squad ahead of the clash with Denmark. Arsenal man Bukayo Saka may be asked to deputise, a role he has fulfilled on multiple occasions with the Gunners.

As it stands, England are overwhelming favourites to run out the victors against Denmark on Wednesday. The Three Lions can be backed at a price of 4/6 with William Hill to secure three points.

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