Loftus-Cheek named in England squad

[/media-credit] Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed during the World Cup

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been named in the England squad for matches against Spain and Switzerland.

England will play a Nations League game at Wembley against Spain on September 8 and a friendly against the Swiss at Leicester’s King Power Stadium three days later.

Loftus-Cheek, who featured in the World Cup earlier this summer, keeps his place despite playing just 22 minutes for Chelsea so far this season.

England boss Gareth Southgate said: “We’re on the back of a successful tournament. Not too much can have changed in that time because we reached the semi-final and there has only been three league games.”

England squad: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).