Ross Barkley & Tom Heaton pull out of England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

England and Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley has not played in Chelsea's last six games

Ross Barkley and Tom Heaton have pulled out of the England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers with Montenegro and Kosovo.

Dean Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United replaces Aston Villa's Heaton; Chelsea midfielder Barkley is not replaced.

Henderson has kept five clean sheets in the league this season - the equal most with Manchester City's Ederson and Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel.

England host Montenegro on 14 November and play in Kosovo three days later.

Gareth Southgate's side are top of Group A and need one more point to secure their place at Euro 2020.

Southgate said he named a "larger than normal" 27-man squad on Thursday because there were a "couple of injury doubts".

Barkley has missed Chelsea's last six games, with his most recent appearance having come in a 1-0 win against Newcastle United on 19 October.

England squad:

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, on loan from Manchester United), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Fabian Delph (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester City), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

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