Luke Shaw congratulates Calum Chambers on England call-up

The £30 million Manchester United signing praised his former Southampton team-mate, now of Arsenal.

Luke Shaw was full of praise for Calum Chambers after it was announced that Roy Hodgson had called the Arsenal defender up to his latest England squad.

Shaw was part of Hodgson's World Cup squad and has since completed a £30 million move to Manchester United.

Things haven't exactly gone to plan for the former Southampton ace, however, as injury problems have ruled him out of action for several weeks.

Chambers, by contrast, has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season since joining the Gunners from the Saints for £16 million.

And his good form has been rewarded with his first international call-up, something Shaw feels he fully deserves.

England will face Norway at Wembley Stadium in a friendly, before traveling to Switzerland for their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.

Chambers is a full-back by trade but has been deputising at centre-back for Arsenal so far this season - and to good effect.

  TeamPosAccurate PassesTackles WonEffective ClearancesAerial Duels WonAppsMins
Calum Chambers Arsenal DF 133 6 18 5 2 180
Tyler Blackett Man Utd DF 122 1 9 4 2 180
Sylvain Distin Everton DF 119 2 18 3 2 180
Dejan Lovren Liverpool DF 119 4 17 8 2 180
Angel Rangel Swansea DF 119 1 10 3 2 180

As Opta stats show, no defender has completed more passes than the 19-year-old in the Premier League so far, while he has also won six tackles and five aerial duels, as well as completing 18 effective clearances.

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