'I'm so happy': Some Chelsea fans react after what England's official account tweeted yesterday

Chelsea supporters on social media were obviously delighted to see Ben Chilwell and Tammy Abraham added to the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Gareth Southgate selected the pair at short notice, having already announced his 23-man camp last week.

Southgate’s last-minute decision

Chilwell replaces his injured club colleague Reece James, whilst Abraham seems to be included merely on merit.

Abraham has scored four goals in 10 appearances for Roma since leaving Chelsea over the summer, a record which is not to be sneered at.

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Especially considering England captain Harry Kane hasn’t scored in the Premier League yet this season.

Chilwell returns to the Three Lions camp after being left out of the previous set of qualifying fixtures.

With both the Blue-associated boys back involved, followers of Chelsea had even more reasons to celebrate.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:


Chilwell back in from the cold

Abraham returns to the England fold after nearly a year’s absence, last being capped by his country in November 2020.

Meanwhile, Chilwell had been close to the fray all the way leading up to the European Championships.

Yet, the left-back didn’t play a single minute at the tournament, a theme that continued into the domestic term.

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Thomas Tuchel failed to use the 24-year-old at all until the Champions League tie against Zenit St Petersburg, Chelsea’s sixth game of the campaign.

Tuchel has gradually reintegrated the defender into the side, handing him only a second start in the 3-1 Premier League win over Southampton on Saturday.

To make sure he properly grabbed his manager’s attention, Chilwell conceded a penalty but also scored the Blues’ third of the afternoon.

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He and Abraham will be joined by Fikayo Tomori, whose performances for AC Milan have evidently caught Gareth Southgate’s attention.

Mason Mount is also part of the England roster, although as mentioned, James is unavailable.

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