Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise have choices to make about which country to represent internationally, but are certainly exciting.
Everton defender Ben Godfrey could have an outside chance if he has more luck with injury.
There will be calls for Leicester City’s James Maddison to be given a second chance after an impressive league season. Marcus Rashford was once one of Southgate’s trusted players but needs to regain form.
Morgan Gibbs-White, Jacob Ramsey and Tariq Lamptey will likely face too much competition. Lamptey is reportedly weighing up an offer from Ghana.
How many players are England allowed to take?
World Cup squads will rise from 23 players to 26 under new measures brought in by Fifa to alleviate potential fatigue issues at this year’s tournament.
The world governing body decided that it would increase the squad limit for the first time in the modern era in order that managers can select from a bigger pool of players in order to potentially reduce the load on players and minimise the potential for injuries. That squad will have to be named by managers by Nov 13, eight days before the tournament begins.
The provisional list of players will be submitted by managers before then – with national associations able to name 55 players on their longlist that will then be reduced at a later date. There will be a limit of 26 people allowed to sit on the benches for games. That will comprise the 15 substitutes and 11 team officials of which one has to be the team doctor.
What was England’s squad at the last World Cup?
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Trent-Alexander Arnold Kieran Trippier, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Danny Rose, Ashley Young
Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph, Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Attackers: Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck, Marcus Rashford