James Maddison ruled out of England fixtures

James Maddison has been ruled out of England's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria due to illness.

Maddison, who is still waiting for his first cap at senior level, has impressed for Leicester in this season's Premier League, scoring in his last two appearances against Tottenham and Liverpool.

Gareth Southgate's side, who have enjoyed a perfect qualifying campaign, are 1-2 to win in Prague on Friday and are 2-7 to see off Bulgaria in Sofia on Monday.

The Three Lions are 5-1 to lift the European Championship trophy next summer in a tournament where the semi-final and final will be played at Wembley.

Match in Focus


Sheff Utd v Arsenal

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Arsenal have won five of their last six matches
Expert verdict
Some Arsenal supporters are not happy with Unai Emery’s tactics but the Gunners are third in the Premier League after eight matches and can maintain their upward trajectory by beating Sheffield United. The visitors have lost only one match in all competitions this season and should continue to improve with Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney both fit again after injury. They haven’t always been brilliant but Arsenal tend to get the job done. Sheffield United held firm for 70 minutes against Liverpool and have proved hard to break down, but they have lost four of their last five home matches in all competitions.



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