Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah has begun training with England at St George’s Park ahead of Friday's Nations League clash against Croatia.

Chalobah was handed his second Three Lions call-up last week, with boss Gareth Southgate naming a youthful 23-man squad for the upcoming fixtures against Croatia and Spain.

The midfielder is highly thought of by Southgate, who worked with the 23-year-old at Under-21 level, and he trained with the England team at St George’s Park before they jetted out to the World Cup in the summer.

Chalobah was handed his maiden call-up to the England senior set-up last September following a bright start to the campaign with the Hornets, but had to be content with a place on the bench for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.

However, his chances of making the World Cup last summer were dashed when he fractured his knee-cap shortly after returning to training with Watford last September, practically ruling him out for the rest of the campaign.

Watford have been careful with Chalobah upon his return from such a serious injury, with the midfielder being restricted to three appearances for the Hornets this campaign.

He has yet to start for the Golden Boys in the Premier League, but has featured during Watford’s Carabao Cup matches against Reading and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.

As well as Chalobah, there is a further Watford playing connection in the England squad in the shape of Borussia Dortmund starlet Jadon Sancho.

Sancho came through the ranks at Vicarage Road and went to school at The Harefield Academy, only to be poached by Manchester City at the age of 14.

Having become frustrated at the lack of opportunities with City, the teenager took the plunge and joined Dortmund last summer, where he was handed the number seven shirt.

The 18-year-old has flourished for Dortmund since moving to the Bundesliga and currently has more assists than anyone in Europe’s top five leagues, despite only starting twice this season.

Both Chalobah and Sancho could make their England debuts on Friday night against Croatia, with the Three Lions looking for revenge following their World Cup semi-final exit to Zlatko Dalic’s side in the summer.