Chelsea stars Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Conor Gallagher are expected to return to training this week following England’s World Cup quarter-final exit.
England crashed out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage following a 2-1 defeat to defending champions France.
Sterling made three appearances for England at the World Cup including as a substitute in the quarter-final defeat to France while Mount made four appearances for England including the quarter-final defeat to France.
However, Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher failed to play a single minute for England at the World Cup.
With Chelsea returning to Premier League action against Bournemouth on Tuesday, December 27, all three England stars will return to Chelsea this week.
Meanwhile, former England defender Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Gareth Southgate let England down during the 2-1 quarter-final defeat to France in the World Cup.
Speaking on the Vibe with Five YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: “Our substitutions is where I think Gareth Southgate let us down.
“I think he’s been pitch-perfect, touch-perfect in almost every decision he’s made up to this point, but you get into a game like yesterday where this is really where it matters now, and I think Gareth Southgate came up short in the tactical element in terms of substitutions.
“That’s part of tactics, making substitutions, and in-game management and deciding games with substitutions at the business end of a tournament, I think he would hold his hands up maybe in retrospect.
“I threw a text in the group, and I stand by this: Gareth, in the moment, wasn’t proactive with his substitutions, he was reactive.
“It hit 1-1 and we’re sitting there going ‘take the bull by the horns, make a substitution, get us on the front foot’. You’ve got Rashford, you’ve got Grealish who can go on, get us on the front foot and change this game.
“You’re sitting there going, ‘it’s too late, man’. You’ve got to do this when we’ve got the chance of still winning this game and taking the game from them.”