This week, Gareth Southgate named his England squad for the upcoming European qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia. The Three Lions have already booked their place at next summer’s tournament, but this now marks five squads in a row where Raheem Sterling has not been called up.
The winger has long been a trusted member of the team and was arguably the best player at Euro 2020, in which they reached the final. However, he has since fallen out of favour with his national side, despite his impressive performances for Chelsea this season.
Sterling will be hoping to add to his 82 caps in the future, but in the meantime, it seems as though he has dropped down the pecking order.