Wright: Southgate will pick left-back in best form

Ian Wright believes the choice of England’s left-back for the European Championships will simply come down to which one is in the best form.

Ben Chilwell caught the eye, albeit against very limited opposition, in the 5-0 win against San Marino in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley.


The Chelsea man set up the opening goal and was involved in the build-up to the fourth.

But England boss Gareth Southgate has other options in that position, including Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United has also been enjoying a good season and is in contention as well.

Speaking on ITV after the game, former Arsenal and England striker Wright was asked about the tough choice Southgate has to make.

“What he’s got there is an embarrassment of riches,” Wright said.

“What it’s going to come down to is who’s playing well. I’m just pleased that he’s got those kind of players – three very good players in good form.

“It depends on which one of them is playing the best. And that’s the main thing – you want competition for places at this level.”

Chilwell’s Chelsea team-mates Reece James and Mason Mount also featured at Wembley, as did West Ham’s on-loan midfielder Jesse Lingard.




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