Five youngsters selected for World Cup duty

The England squad for the Under-17 World Cup, which takes place in India next month, has been announced today, with the Blues heavily represented.

The 21-man squad, selected by head coach Steve Cooper, features five Chelsea players, including midfielder Conor Gallagher, who has been called up for the first time following his impressive form at club level.

The four other Chelsea players named in the squad are defenders Marc Guehi and Jonathan Panzo, midfielder George McEachran (pictured above) and forward Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The tournament kicks off on Friday 6 October with England, who have been drawn in Group F, playing their first game, against Chile, on Sunday 8 October. They will also play Mexico and Iraq in the group stage.

The squad will travel to India this week for a pre-tournament training camp in Mumbai, where they will play a warm-up game against New Zealand on Sunday 1 October. They will then transfer to their base for the group stages in Kolkata.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:  Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), Josef Bursik (Stoke City), William Crelin (Fleetwood Town)

Defenders: Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City), Marc Guéhi (Chelsea), Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), Lewis Gibson (Everton), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham), Morgan Gibbs White (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Tashan Oakley Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur)          

Midfielders: Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Angel Gomes (Manchester United), Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), George McEachran (Chelsea)

Forwards:  Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Callum Hudson Odoi (Chelsea), Philip Foden (Manchester City), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal), Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Danny Loader (Reading)