Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham stars among the best players who won’t be at Euro 2016

Steven Fletcher (Scotland and Sunderland)

A surprise selection perhaps but you’ll find that every other leading striker from Europe in the Premier League will be hoping to fire their country to glory at Euro 2016.

Scotland and Steven Fletcher will not fall into that category. They were close but yet again, they narrowly missed out on a major tournament.

This is a painful one for Scots if you consider that every other home nation – England, Wales and Northern Ireland – and the Republic of Ireland have all made the finals in France.

Scotland lost in Georgia towards the end of their campaign and they finished three points shy of Ireland in the play-off spot.

Fletcher divides opinions in Sunderland but there’s no doubting his quality when he’s in the mood and he scored a stunning curler to give Scotland a 2-1 lead against Poland in October, when qualification hopes were still alive, before the Poles equalised in stoppage time to break Scottish hearts.

Best Premier League XI who will miss Euro 2016: Schmeichel; Janmaat, Ivanovic, Blind, Kolarov; Wijnaldum, Matic, Eriksen, Tadic; Depay, Fletcher.