Portsmouth-born duo Mason Mount and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain named in England squad

Mason Mount and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been named in England’s squad for next month’s international break.

Thursday, 29th August 2019, 4:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 1:04 am
Mason Mount celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Norwich. Picture: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The Portsmouth-born duo feature in Gareth Southgate’s set-up for European Championships 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria (September 7) and Kosovo (September 10).

Chelsea midfielder Mount has enjoyed a superb start to the season.

The former Purbrook Park pupil has scored twice in four appearances for Frank Lampard’s side.

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Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

It’s the second time Mount has been called up for England after being an unused substitute in Nations League games against Croatia and Spain last year.

Meanwhile, Oxlade-Chamberlain earns a recall after last representing the Three Lions in March 2018.

The ex-St John's College pupil picked up a long-term knee problem which ruled him out of the World Cup.

However, the Liverpool midfielder has made four appearances this term after recovering from the setback.