Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Ross Barkley have been named in the England senior squad for the upcoming internationals against Croatia and Spain.

The Three Lions travel to the Stadion HNK Rijeca to face 2018 FIFA World Cup conquerors Croatia on Friday 12 October before taking on Spain at the Estadio Benito de Villamarin in Seville three days later.

England manager Gareth Southgate named his 25-man squad for the two fixtures on Thursday with Chelsea midfield pair Mount and Barkley both included.

On loan Derby County midfielder Mount has been called-up at senior level for the very first time after making a real impact at Pride Park in the early stages of this season. The 19-year-old impressed during a season-long loan spell at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem last season while he has been excellent for Derby County this term.

Mount won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship with England in 2017 and he was named as the Golden Player of the Tournament.

Fellow Blues midfielder Barkley has been handed his first call-up to the England squad since 2016. The player has 22 senior caps to his name while he has scored two goals. Barkley has been a regular in the Chelsea side this season as they have started well under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

Former Blues star Nathaniel Chalobah has also been named in the squad.

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