Both players will be on the bench at Wembley tonight but the dream remains to reunite their Chelsea partnership on the global stage.
Solanke was one of many Chelsea youngsters who have been shipped out on loan by the club in the past. "Football can change quickly so if you get an opportunity, you have to take it. Football is all about confidence and belief, and if you believe in yourself and you get an opportunity than all you can do is take it", added the 20-year old.
It helps you as a young player, going out and seeing a different [type of] football and culture.A lot of the boys know Gareth, and I worked with him in the Under-21s.
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Solanke made a name for himself during the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup which was held in South Korea during the summer.
Solanke is now an England Under-21 worldwide but is yet to make his bow on the senior stage.
The stockpiling of Premier League youth players and the dysfunctional loan system stymieing their progress has created a situation that is completely arse-over-tit, leaving gifted players of 20, 21, etc being forced upwards through the global ranks despite being largely devoid of full professional experience - Solanke being a good example.
'They've got good pedigree, and we won't hesitate to put them on the pitch'.