The postponement of Euro 2020 by a year could open the door for players who might not have got in the England squad had the tournament taken place as planned this summer.
As we wait for Gareth Southgate to name his first squad of the season on Tuesday, here are 11 uncapped players who will hope to put themselves into contention for next summer’s Euros.
You also have the chance to rank the players in order of most likely to make their England breakthrough to least likely at the bottom of this page.
Aston Villa midfielder Grealish, 24, is still waiting for his first call-up, a full five years after deciding to change his international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland.
The creative schemer enjoyed a productive season in a struggling team last term – with six Premier League goals and eight assists.
The Manchester United keeper, 23, had two brilliant seasons on loan with Sheffield United – in their promotion-winning season and then again in the Premier League.
He has not won a senior cap and has never played for his parent club, yet it is conceivable he could be number one for both by next summer.
The 18-year-old is the first teenager since Cesc Fabregas to record 10 assists or more in a season with Arsenal.
If he kicks on from last season’s form – with 11 assists and four goals – he could be an outside shot. He will have to hope his versatility counts for and not against him – he has played at left-back, on both wings and as an attacking midfielder.
Foden, 20, is the most promising player to come through Manchester City’s academy in years and is a strong contender to play his way into England’s Euro 2020 squad.
The creative midfielder ended the season as a regular in City’s first team – with eight goals and nine assists – and is likely to play even more with the departure of David Silva.
You have got to be special to break into Sean Dyche’s Burnley team as a youngster and 20-year-old McNeil is just that.
A proper old-school winger, McNeil set up six Premier League goals last season – the same amount as Grealish at Villa.
Manchester United striker