Manchester United brothers and Chelsea starlet to lose their places in England U21 squad?

Nathaniel Chalobah

Will and Michael Keane, along with Nathaniel Chalobah could all be sweating on their place in Gareth Southgate's England under-21 side next month to face Wales.

England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate could look to keep things fresh going into next month's European Championship match against Wales.

With several young players up-and-down the country currently bang in form at club level, we take a look at three players who have slipped out of form and could coincidentally lose their place in the national youth side.

Nathaniel Chalobah - Chelsea / Middlesbrough

At the start of the season Chalobah was tipped as one of the brightest young talents in the country, however, an underwhelming loan spell at Nottingham Forest coupled with a sloppy start at Middlesbrough, to which he hasn't been on the winning side yet, could see him lose his place in the U21 set-up. The Chelsea starlet will be hoping for a much better end to the season, and will want to start afresh next term.

Michael Keane - Manchester United

The 21-year-old defender has been a reliable performer in the England set-up over the past year, however, a poor loan spell at Derby County has placed a dampener on his reputation. The form of other players around the country of a similar age group isn't helping the centre-back's chances either. He could be moved out the side to make way for Nottingham Forest's in-form centre-back Jamaal Lascelles or Fulham's Dan Burn.

Will Keane - Manchester United

Michael's highly-rated brother Will Keane could also be for the chop. Again, largely due to other players around the country performing to a high standard. Will signed for QPR on deadline day, but to date has only played 57 minutes of football under Harry Redknapp in a 3-1 defeat to promotion rivals Reading. He also failed to net in a short loan-spell at Reading and with Bamford stepping up a lot more, he could lose out.

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