Brendan Rodgers and Frank Lampard prove worth in battle for second place | Paul Wilson

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Leicester and Chelsea managers have set out their stall with attractive football thanks to the likes of Maddison and Pulisic

Gareth Southgate was probably right to play down the significance of last weekend’s Liverpool v Manchester City showdown from an England point of view. Only three members of his present squad played at Anfield and featured in the starting lineup against Montenegro, even if one more came on as a substitute, and as the England manager pointed out there might have been double that number in times gone by.

Yet despite most predictions, the Premier League is not turning out to be quite the two-horse race originally envisaged. Leicester City and Chelsea stand between the leaders and the defending champions, and by way of proving this is no accident, those two clubs have just supplied six members of the England squad.

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Written by Paul Wilson
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