Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell kept apart from England squad after attending illegal house party

Jack de Menezes
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Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell will remain apart from the rest of the England squad after they attended a house party at the weekend.

The Football Association has confirmed that the trio will not link up with the rest of Gareth Southgate’s squad at St George’s Park “as a precaution”, having been in attendance for Abraham’s surprise party on Saturday night.

The event, which the Chelsea striker says he was not aware of, was attended by around 20 people in breach of the government’s coronavirus restrictions, and it did not appear that social distancing was maintained.

A statement from the FA read: “England men’s senior squad has assembled at St. George’s Park ahead of the forthcoming fixtures against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

“However, as a precaution to understand if there is any risk to the wider group, the arrival of Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho will be delayed. This is to allow time to gather further information of a social gathering that all three players reportedly attended over the weekend.”

It has also been confirmed that Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been ruled out of the games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark through injury.