The youngster is now leading the charts for the number of assists (five) this season across Europe's top five leagues, managing to provide a goal for a teammate for every 25 minutes of action. He played a year ago on loan at Vitesse [Arnhem] and has had another season of men's football and created more chances than any other player in the league.
James Maddison, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount have been named in an England squad for the first time.
Since his move from Norwich City for £20 million, the 21-year-old has been in fine form for the Foxes, having bagged three goals and two assists for the side so far.
Mount, now on loan from Chelsea at Derby, is another to have experienced football overseas, with the 19-year-old having spent last season at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, whose only cap came against Lithuania in October 2017, returns to the squad.
Gareth Southgate announced a youthful 25-man squad on Thursday shortly after confirming the extension of his contract through to the 2022 World Cup.
There is no place for Dele Alli or Jesse Lingard, with both players injured.
Maddison has created more goalscoring chances than any other English player in the Premier League this season.
Jadon's is an unusual story.
"He's been courageous enough to go overseas and play", Southgate said.
Mason's situation is slightly different.
The first player born since the turn of the millennium to be called up by the England senior team, the 18-year-old is reaping the rewards of last year's bold switch from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund in search of regular football. He had a year at [Dutch side] Vitesse Arnhem last year so he's had another year of men's football.
"To have a player starting in the Champions League is of importance to us", Southgate said.
A total of three Liverpool players have been picked - Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson - while Tottenham have a total of five players in the squad; Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Harry Kane.
In nine games, he has scored once and provided eight assists. The squad has a total of 51 worldwide goals.