For several weeks now supporters have been touting Aston Villa man Jack Grealish for an England call-up.
The 23-year-old has been in decent form albeit playing Championship football.
What some football supporters seem to be forgetting is that there are a lot of good players playing in the Premier League who haven’t yet earned recognition from Gareth Southgate.
One of those is Watford man Will Hughes.
The central midfielder signed for the Hornets for £8 million in 2017, according to The Guardian.
After struggling to pin down a first team place in his maiden campaign following his move from Derby, he has stepped up this season.
Of late, Hughes has become a vital member of Javi Gracia’s in-form team and his performances seem to be slipping under the radar.
Watford are eighth in the Premier League and face an FA Cup semi-final with Wolves on Sunday. The Derby-born midfielder has been integral on both fronts during 2018/19.
The Express and Star recently claimed that Southgate had told Grealish he needed to be playing in the Premier League.
If Hughes can’t force his way into England proceedings then perhaps he is right.
The Watford star perhaps doesn’t boast the flair of Grealish, but his passing, composure and defensive ability are all on par, if not better.
Overriding all of that is the fact that Hughes is performing week in, week out at Premier League level.