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21:11  08 november  2018
21:11  08 november  2018 Source:

Callum Wilson would be perfect for Chelsea says Jason Cundy

Callum Wilson would be perfect for Chelsea says Jason Cundy Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has enjoyed a fine start to the season and his performances are clearly not going unnoticed. Speaking on TalkSPORT, former Chelsea player Jason Cundy believes the English striker would be perfect for Maurizio Sarri’s side, following suggestions he could be on the move in January. “I’m looking at my club, Chelsea. We’ve got two No.9’s in Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud. Neither of them are holding down a regular spot.” “And I think with the way Chelsea are playing under Maurizio Sarri, Callum Wilson would be perfect for Chelsea. Perfect! He can spin in behind, he’s got an eye for goal and he’s an intelligent player.” Wilson’s impressive start has seen him net five times and register four assists for his team-mates. The striker’s form has sparked talk of not only an England call-up but a possible move away from the club in January. Wilson has often been linked with moves away from Bournemouth in the past, but only when it appeared his future lied elsewhere following his injury problems. Chelsea could be in the market for a striker when the January window opens. Neither Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have impressed on a consistent basis this season, with Sarri yet to decide on who his first-choice forward is.

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Wilson , who has helped fire Bournemouth to the top of the Championship with nine goals so far, has been called up by Under 21 boss Gareth Southgate for the first time. Wilson is set for a trial run when England 's young lions take on the Portuguese at Burnley's Turf Moor next Thursday.

AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been handed his first senior England call-up by boss Gareth Southgate.

As reported by ITV, the forward’s impressive Premier League form with the Cherries has convinced Southgate to give him a chance.

Wilson has scored six goals and provided four assists in 11 Premier League matches this campaign as the Cherries find themselves 6th in the table.

The 26-year-old has formed a fruitful partnership with Norweigan international Josh King and will be hopeful of making his international debut in the coming weeks.

Wilson receives first England call-up © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport

Wilson has previously represented England at U21 level, who were managed by Southgate at the time.

Wilson focused on Cherries form as England calls mount

Wilson focused on Cherries form as England calls mount AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has reiterated that his focus lies with the Cherries amidst growing calls for him to be called up to the England squad. The Bournemouth Echo write that England assistant manager Steve Holland is believed to have been in attendance as Wilson opened the scoring in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. That strike was the 26-year-old’s 50th for the club that he joined from Coventry City in 2014 and his sixth of this Premier League season. The forward has played under Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate before, replacing Harry Kane in an England U21 fixture shortly after his switch to the South Coast. However, he is yet to represent his country at senior level, and his form coupled with a lack of striking options give him a strong case for a call-up. After Saturday’s defeat, Wilson said: “I don’t want to talk my way into the squad. I want to play my way in and focus game-by-game here for Bournemouth.” Southgate is expected to name his squad for the upcoming friendly with the USA and Nations League clash with Croatia on Thursday. Cherries boss Eddie Howe also had his say on Wilson and England: “It’s difficult for me to speak on behalf of Gareth. I am sure he and his team will be watching every player that is English and doing well in the Premier League – Callum will definitely come into that bracket.” “He’s a striker in form, is confident at the moment and producing some good performances for us – that is all he can do.

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Callum Wilson is hoping to earn a call - up to the England squad. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate handed Wilson his only England U21 cap back in 2014 and the Cherries striker is hoping to make the step up to the senior side when the latest squad is announced on Thursday.

On the inclusion of Wilson, Southgate said:

“He’s a threat in terms of running in behind defences. He’s been involved with either scoring or assists, with a high number of goals this season, so it’s a good opportunity for us to have a look at him and see how he fits into what we do, and for him to get a feel of working with the senior team.”

The Three Lions take on the USA at Wembley Stadium a week today before the UEFA Nations League clash with Croatia three days later.

Wilson will face competition for playing time from Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney, who is returning to the England set-up solely for the USA clash.

Wilson receives first England call-up © Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport Fulham FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

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