James Maddison is talking about him right now because of his sublime form and his English snub.
The creative midfielder has been a shining light for Leicester City in a pretty gruesome 2022 and continues to impress as those around him struggle.
His form has not gone unnoticed by Premier League rivals Leicester, with Newcastle United looking to revive their bid to sign him in January.
But his displays failed to catch the attention of Gareth Southgate, and the 25-year-old is still sitting on a cap.
But how good was Maddison?
So far in 2022, the former Norwich City star has scored ten Premier League goals, including seven in his last ten games.
The Foxes have only won seven top-flight games this year, so despite his teammates and club failing, he is delivering on his promise, which makes his stats all the more impressive.
He’s also appeared with all types of goals, so it’s not like he hides around the box or only scores free-kicks; he is a threat from anywhere.
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Last season was also his best year for the end product, so as he gets older he becomes more clinical.
He has directly contributed to 11 goals in his last ten league appearances, and at the King Power he has registered six assists and seven other goals in his last 13 games in the top flight.
So no one can claim that he is not a fit man.
If we look at him as a creator, we can see that he has one assist this year out of 13 chances created.
That’s more than Tottenham’s Dejan Kulusevski and Man City’s Phil Foden, and as he missed a game, that gives 2.2 chances per game.
So both as a creator and as a goalscorer he plays at a high level.
And he will be looking to continue that form and end Leicester’s terrible run in the East Midlands derby against Nottingham Forest.
So why doesn’t England choose him?
Well, talkSPORT’s Laura Woods is baffled by his constant exclusion.
She said: “He is different from a lot of other footballers.
“I think he has a smart head on his shoulders and I would love to see him in an England shirt.
“I just can’t understand, 12 defenders. You take 12 defenders, why don’t you just take James Maddison then?
“If you pick the current form that Gareth Southgate has said he would do in the past and you look at who the most outstanding players in their teams are right now, in a struggling Leicester side, James Maddison is a light. absolute brilliant.
“I think it’s a real shame he’s not wearing the England shirt at the moment.”
There’s still time for Southgate to change its mind, but what more can Maddison do on the pitch?
Unfortunately, it looks like he won’t be on the flight to Qatar in November.
But he can still continue his outrageous club form, and if the Foxes are to get out of this rut, Maddison will play a huge role.
And given that it’s derby night on Monday – live on talkSPORT – what better time for the former Coventry City man to turn on the magic and go on to prove Southgate wrong?