England striker options – ranked


There was a time when England had an absolute embarrassment over the central striker’s wealth.

Nowadays, the range of strikers available to the England manager is certainly not as deep as before, but this does not mean that there are no quality operators to fight for a place in the Euro 2020 team of the Three Lions.

Let’s see who’s there.

Abraham certainly does not lack abilities, although the lack of regular football will probably hinder his chances for a place in the Gareth Southgate.

The 23-year-old has only 12 Premier League starts to his name this season, although his six goals and one assist in those starts prove he has a lot to offer.

But his time is running out to get into Thomas Tuchel’s plans. Abraham is increasingly associated with moving away from Stamford Bridge and may be the only option for him if he wants to start XI football regularly.

The Bournemouth ex-husband has struggled with injuries at times in his career, but is preparing to return against Arsenal in April with a huge boost for Newcastle.

This season, Wilson looked sharp when he was in shape and was about to break his best of 14 records. However, his inclusion in the England team may come down to how well he has performed in the last few games of the Magpies.

Patrick Bamford enjoys his role as Leeds' principal
Patrick Bamford enjoys his role as Leeds’ principal Pool / Getty images

The Leeds man recently admitted that he would scoff at the suggestion that he could receive a call to England at the beginning of the season, but it is impossible not to mention his name given the campaign he has run.

14 goals and seven assists is a kind of return, given the critics he faced before retiring to the best flight, although the return has dried up in recent weeks.

There are still several strikers in front of him in the standings, but this is not ruled out.

Danny Ings rejuvenated his career in Southampton
Danny Ings rejuvenated his career in Southampton Robin Jones / Getty images

Ings is another who has suffered some terrible luck with injuries throughout his career, although he proved how clinical he can be at the door when he was given a consistent performance on the team last season.

The Southampton striker is clearly in Southgate’s mind, appearing in clashes with Iceland and Wales last year.

His league from this campaign tells us a little that he shouldn’t be in the squad this summer, but his latest hamstring injury – which could take him out of action for the rest of the season – hasn’t done him any favors.

Ollie Watkins adapts smoothly to life in high flight
Olli Watkins adapts smoothly to life in high flight James Gill – Danehouse / Getty Images

It seems ridiculous to think that just three and a half seasons ago, Watkins played in the fourth tier of England.

The man from Aston Villa went through the divisions with ease and is now in double numbers in his first campaign in the Premier League.

Watkins is the striker whose versatility is so good that you can throw him to almost any side and he will have an impact, and his ability to adapt to others means he has to be seriously considered by Southgate.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is in the form of his life
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is in the form of his life Michael Regan / Getty Images

Calvert-Lewin has been a regular in the Everton starting lineup for some time, although his lack of goals has always been in question – it is no longer so.

It seems that he has just clicked for the former Barnsley man and under the leadership of Carlo Ancelotti he looks like a completely different player.

The 23-year-old can be the focus of the team’s attack, as well as be able to lift scarce cranes, and he is an absolute security for the Southgate team.

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Who cares if there is only one ankle?

Tie both hands behind his back and force him to play flip-flops – Harry Kane is still the best central striker in England.

As long as his cardboard ankles last, the only thing that is more certain that he will appear at Euro 2020 is the naughty little vest of Southgate.

The Three Lions captain will be key to England’s chances of success, although the thought of him having to play so many games in a matter of weeks makes our stomachs churn.

Please don’t hurt yourself, Harry. please.



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