England's new faces: Colback, Chambers, Delph and Rose

Thursday 28 Aug 2014
Calum Chambers, Jack Colback, Fabian Delph and Danny Rose

A brief look at the four new faces called up to the England squad by Roy Hodgson.

Danny Rose Tottenham Hotspur

Born 2 July 1990

Doncaster-born Rose’s talent has long been recognised by the England set-up – he has been capped at every level bar the seniors and only four players have won more than his 29 caps for the Under-21s.

Like Aaron Lennon, Rose came through the academy at Leeds United, before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2008.

He initially showed promise as an attacking central midfielder or left winger, and he had a remarkable introduction to the Premier League, starting against arch-rivals Arsenal in April 2010. After 10 minutes Rose put Spurs ahead with a thunderous 35-yard volley, setting up a 2-1 victory. 

The following season Harry Redknapp began to convert Rose into a left-back, where he could use his energy and hammer of a left foot to good effect.

He spent the 2012-13 season on loan at Sunderland, playing regularly developing the defensive side of his game, before returning to Spurs last season as the club’s first-choice left-back.

Calum Chambers Arsenal

Born 20 January 1995

Quick, tall and versatile, 19-year-old Chambers has taken to Arsenal’s first team like a duck to water after his transfer from Southampton this summer.

His call-up to England’s senior squad comes two years to the day after his Saints debut. He made his breakthrough last season as a rangy, attack-minded right-back for both Saints and England U19s, for whom he was captain and a stand-out player. Like his team-mate Jack Wilshere, it appears likely he will win his first England senior cap before playing for the Under-21s.

Chambers has featured almost exclusively at centre-back for Arsenal this season, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says he may one day move the 19-year-old into a defensive midfield role, where he can better showcase the technical side of his game.

Fabian Delph Aston Villa

Born 21 November 1989

Still only 24, Delph made waves in 2009 when the 19-year-old veteran of nearly 50 first-team games for Leeds United joined Aston Villa for around £6m.

He made an immediate impact in the Villa first team but ended his maiden season with a serious knee injury – the first of several frustrating setbacks for the gifted but tough-tackling left-footed central midfielder.

The former England Under-21 international took time to recover his best form, and in January 2012 suffered another setback when he injured an ankle while back at Leeds on loan.

But the 2012-13 season marked a happier time for Delph, who established himself as a regular starter under Paul Lambert, and last season was his best to date, capped off with a stunning strike against Southampton and the Aston Villa fans’ player of the season award.

Jack Colback Newcastle United

Born 24 October 1989

An efficient, energetic and tidy central midfielder, Colback earns his first senior call-up on the back of some consistent performances for Sunderland, and since this summer, Newcastle United.

The 24-year-old came through the Black Cats' academy, making his senior debut in his first of two loan spells at Ipswich Town in 2009, before breaking through at the Stadium of Light in January 2011. He has one England U20 cap to his name.

He soon became a stalwart for Sunderland, adding value to the first-team squad with his ability to play at left-back, and he deputised for another new England call-up, Danny Rose, several times during the 2012-13 season.

In June he became the first Sunderland player since Lionel Perez to move to Newcastle – the club Colback supported as a boy.

By James Callow Content manager