The hopes of Nigeria ever getting Chelsea’s duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to feature for the Super Eagles of Nigeria were dashed as they were both called up to represent the Three Lions of England.
Both have been in superlative form under Frank Lampard at Chelsea.
They are to represent England for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Abraham , who has won two caps for the Three Lions before in friendlies against Brazil and Germany in 2017 , had flirted with switching his international allegiance to Nigeria , who he qualifies for through his father.
They are to represent England on Thursday for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
However , the 22 – year – old , who scored his first Champions League goal for the Blues in a 2 – 1 win in Lille on Wednesday , now looks set to declare for England.
Abraham has scored seven times in seven Premier League games so far this season .
Tomori has also shone at centre – back for Chelsea after playing under Lampard on loan at Derby last season.
The emergence of a host of young players , though , has come at the expense of some of the stars of a run to the World Cup semi – finals 15 months ago.
Jesse Lingard , Dele Alli and Kyle Walker have all been left out.
The Three Lions travel to face the Czech Republic in Prague on October 11 before a trip to Sofia to take on Bulgaria four days later.
England is in a commanding position to qualify for next year’ s European Championships after winning all four of their opening qualifiers.