Ahead of every international break, there is always plenty of fanfare surrounding call-ups to the national team, as every English player eagerly anticipates receiving the honour of representing their country at the highest level.
The tough decision of picking only 23 of these rests with manager Gareth Southgate, who has so far earned the right to not have his choices questioned, following England's run to the semi-final of this year's FIFA World Cup.
Still, there are more than a handful of players who, on form, ability and experience, deserve a place in the Three Lions squad. Here are seven English stars who Southgate may want to seriously consider in the future..
7. Lewis Cook
Arguably one of England's most underrated talents, Bournemouth's Lewis Cook has enjoyed blooming away from the spotlight under the guidance of manager Eddie Howe and is surely heading towards a senior call-up considering his experience at international level.
The midfielder has represented his country at various youth levels, winning the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, and he is is currently part of Aidy Boothroyd's Under-21 squad.
Cook is also a regular fixture for the Cherries in the Premier League and has made ten appearances this season.
6. Danny Ings
If there's anything Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson's recent call-up proves, it's that any player can be knocked down as far as possible by injury and still bounce back to play at the highest level.
Danny Ings will be hoping to write himself a similar narrative, as the striker has also experienced months out due to ligament injury in both knees. However, his career seems to be taking on an upward curve again at Southampton, where he has scored four goals in ten league starts.
Improvement on this form, as well as the Saints' fortunes could mean a return to the Three Lions squad, which he was called up to for the first time in 2015.
5. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Crystal Palace's dynamic right-back may only be experiencing his second year in top flight football, but the 20-year-old has carved out quite the reputation already.
Wan-Bissaka possesses great strength, pace and positional awareness, while his dribbling and tackling ability make him a constant threat both on and off the ball.
His club side may be suffering from inconsistent displays so far in their campaign, but regular glimpses of the full-backs quality should mean an England call-up isn't too far away.
4. Jamaal Lascelles
Strong and composed leadership is a high-ranking trademark for an English centre-back and Newcastle United have that in Jamaal Lascelles.
The Magpies captain not only has the makings of an old-school defender but can combine that ruthless quality with the modern day ball-playing attribute that so many defenders possess.
His team are beginning to overcome their early season struggles at the bottom of the Premier League and he remains crucial to their chances in every match, so don't overlook Lascelles for a future England call-up.
3. Phil Foden
Manchester City seem to be taking it slow with their development of youngster Phil Foden. He has only made 18 appearances for the club since last season - which is potentially a wise decision considering he is still only a teenager.
Foden's age, though, hasn't stood in the way of his footballing abilities being showcased at the highest level with his first goal for the Citizens and regular appearances in the first team under his belt. The midfielder also plays for England's Under 21's and won the FIFA Under 17 World Cup Golden Ball award last year.
With his development reaching new heights with every game and Southgate's preference for youth in mind, Foden is certainly on his way to representing the England first team.
2. Demarai Gray
In case you missed or have forgotten about it, Demarai Grey was indeed called up to Southgate's squad for England's friendly match against Switzerland in September.
He didn't receive a first senior cap but the Three Lions manager knows all about the Leicester City winger, who he worked with in his time with the Under 21's.
Southgate will certainly call upon Gray's pace, dribbling and finishing ability again sooner or later, with the 22-year-old looking to find his scoring boots for his club side in the meantime.
1. Daniel Sturridge
The most basic mentality a player needs to possess in order to earn himself a call-up to the national team entails a strict focus on bettering their club form.
Daniel Sturridge has undoubtedly achieved that at Liverpool this season, returning from a woeful period of injuries and a loan move away to West Brom, to get his Reds career back underway with three vital goals.
The striker has also proven those who think he is just another injury waiting to happen wrong by completing the full 90 minutes on two occasions so far. With eight goals in 26 caps for England already recorded, Sturridge undoubtedly deserves another shot at scoring goals for his country.