England’s future featuring Chelsea and Sunderland youngsters

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As England disappointingly bow out of the World Cup, we look at three young players who could change the Three Lions’ fortunes in the coming years.

England's 2014 World Cup campaign is over. Manager Roy Hodgson insisted he was going to utilise the young players in his squad and he did just that by calling up Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge for the Brazil tournament.. 

As England prepare to enter a new era, we look at three players who have the potential to be in the Three Lions squad for Euro 2016.

Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea)

Chelsea have a real talent on their books in the shape of Nathaniel Chalobah. The young midfielder is a calming influence on the team as his simplistic game can maximise possession and attacking potential. Comfortable with the ball at his feet, Chalobah has been touted as a first-team starter for Jose Mourinho's side next season.

The 19-year-old spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, where he was a key asset to the Championship side. Not fazed by the big talks surrounding him, Chalobah appears to be a humble individual who has such passion and zeal to play the game. England need a player who longs for the ball and has the calmness to play it simply without pressure or rush. 

Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)

The Norwich City winger has been labelled as a wonder-kid after making his move to Carrow Road last summer. The former Birmingham City youngster joined the Canaries when they were in the Premier League, but couldn't stop their relegation to the Championship. Blessed with brilliant pace, Redmond has the ability to be every defender's nightmare as he drives at the full-backs.

The 20-year-old made his bow in the Premier League and football took note of the nippy wide man. He looked to be a confident player on the ball who has been taught to run at defenders and cause problems. Norwich will be ready to unleash Redmond against the tough defenders of the Championship and offer a more nimble approach to their play.

Connor Wickham (Sunderland)

The Sunderland striker burst onto the scene when he starred for Ipswich Town in the Championship, impressing a host of Premier League managers in the process. Wickham made the step up to the English top flight in 2011 when he signed for the Black Cats.

Struggling to make a name for himself, Wickham was loaned out to a host of football league clubs where he began to remind people why he had a £8 million price-tag. Towards the end of last season, Wickham was recalled from his loan spell at Leeds United and played a huge role in salvaging Sunderland's great escape from relegation.

The 21-year-old 6' 2" striker who can hold up play and run with pace at the defence has been gifted with natural ability to score goals. Bred through the England set-up and a key player for the U21s, Wickham is a fantastic areal threat and has the potential to be the Three Lions' new target man.

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