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14:50  17 november  2019
14:50  17 november  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Follow live updates from Kosovo vs England on the Sky Sports website and app. Callum Hudson - Odoi will start against Kosovo.

Callum James Hudson - Odoi (born 7 November 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward or winger for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Nick Pope are set to start for England in Kosovo © Getty Callum Hudson-Odoi and Nick Pope are set to start for England in Kosovo

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Nick Pope will start for England against Kosovo in their final European Qualifier, Sky Sports News understands.

Pope earns his first England start, after the Burnley goalkeeper was first called up in March 2018, while Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi makes only his second start as Gareth Southgate explores his squad options.

Southgate could make further changes for the final European Qualifier at the Pristina City Stadium on Sunday with James Maddison a doubt with a minor calf strain and John Stones set to be rested.

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Callum Hudson - Odoi may start for England against Montenegro on Monday evening. Photograph: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images. Hudson - Odoi and Jadon Sancho have been friends since childhood and both impressed in the 5-0 victory over Czech Republic.

Callum Hudson - Odoi - who is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea - will make full Callum Hudson - Odoi will make his first senior England start against Montenegro on Monday Hudson - Odoi will be given the nod after Jadon Sancho failed to make it through a fitness test

Tyrone Mings (L) is set for a second England cap, while Harry Kane could be rested © PA Tyrone Mings (L) is set for a second England cap, while Harry Kane could be rested

It means Tyrone Mings is likely to win only his second England cap alongside Harry Maguire, though Fikayo Tomori is also pushing for his England debut, and could feature at some stage.

The trip to Kosovo gives Southgate a chance to look at some other players in his squad with only a few games remaining before Euro 2020 gets under way.

Maddison, who came on as a substitute against Montenegro for his maiden England cap, had looked set for his first start.

a close up of a man: James Maddison faces a late fitness test for England © Getty James Maddison faces a late fitness test for England

But a minor calf strain could see him on the bench again or miss out altogether, with the Leicester midfielder set to undergo a late fitness test before the game.

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At this traditionally difficult time to make big moves, the start of the new year looks set to be frantic for a host of top Premier League clubs. Hudson - Odoi and Pope start for England .

Hudson - Odoi joins the squad alongside Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse after Luke Shaw, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fabian Delph and John Stones pulled out through injury. Jordan Henderson joined up and is expected to train after recovering from his ankle problem. Boothroyd had planned to give

Stones could be rested. It is understood Southgate and Manchester City are wary of his workload after only recently returning from injury.

Mings played the entirety of the 6-0 away win against Bulgaria last month and impressed in very difficult circumstances. He was replaced by Stones at centre-back against Montenegro but could be set for a return on Sunday, possibly patterned by Chelsea defender Tomori.

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez © Reuters REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford could also be given a rest with Tammy Abraham - who scored his first senior international goal in the 7-0 win against Montenegro - and Callum Wilson waiting in the wings for their chance up front.

Watch England highlights for free on Sky Sports

Watch highlights of all of England's Euro 2020 qualifying games for free with Sky Sports - including Kosovo v England on Sunday.

The best bits from each game will be available on SkySports.com, the Sky Sports app and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel from 15 minutes after full-time - and you won't need a Sky Sports subscription to tune in.

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