Petr Čech (Chelsea) – In great form for Chelsea throughout the season and especially in the Champions League. Crucial to Czech hopes
Jaroslav Drobný (Hamburg) – Likely to be Čech’s understudy. A reliable one, if a bit unspectacular. Not had the best of seasons in Germany.
Jan Laštůvka (Dnipro) – Shaky against Scotland at Hampden in his only international appearance so far. Unlikely to add to it this summer.
Theo Gebre Selassie (Liberec) – The one to watch in the Czech back line. One of the most complete fullbacks you’re likely to see this summer.
Roman Hubník (Hertha Berlin) – Relegated to the bench for the national team in conjunction with relegation with Hertha means it’s been a rough few weeks for the centre back.
Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen) – Penalty specialist and defensive lynchpin. Likely to be moved to centre-back for the Euro’s.
David Limberský (Viktoria Plzeň) – Another attack minded fullback. Has been gifted a starting berth due to Kadlec’s repositioning and Pudil’s omission. Has a fearsome left foot.
František Rajtoral (Viktoria Plzeň) – Only recently been given a call up, but alongside Gebre Selassie the stand out right back the Czechs have. Impressed many in the Champions League for Plzeň.
Tomáš Sivok (Besiktas) – Great in the air the Besiktas man will be a danger at set-pieces. First choice centre back alongside Kadlec.
Marek Suchý (Spartak Moscow) – Expected to marshal the Czech defence for years to come, but for now making do with a substitute role.
Vladimír Darida (Viktoria Plzeň) –Late addition to the national team which caps off a remarkable six months for Darida. An energetic box-to-box player Plzeň love to have.
Tomáš Hübschman (Shaktar Donetsk) – Has won the most titles by a Czech national on foreign soil. Likely to anchor the midfield allowing others the freedom to attack.
Petr Jiráček (Wolfsburg) – Earned his move to the Bundesliga after fine performances for Plzeň in the autumn. Tireless midfielder who can play practically anywhere.
Daniel Kolář (Viktoria Plzeň) – Picked over Jiří Štajner to be the understudy to Rosický. Capable attacking midfielder, but sometimes can lose focus.
Milan Petržela (Viktoria Plzeň) – A quick and direct winger who will probably be used off the bench to provide ammo for others in the air.
Václav Pilař (Viktoria Plzeň) – Little magic, the Czech Messi, whatever you want to call him the Wolfsburg bound man has it all and then some. Can easily tear defences a part.
Jaroslav Plašil (Bordeaux) – Might be a little unheralded alongside Rosický, but he is an equally talented playmaker. Enjoying life in Bordeaux and understated for the national team.
Jan Rezek (Famagusta) – The man who broke Scottish hearts in Glasgow with that, erm, fall. Used out wide, but likes to cut inside.
Tomáš Rosický (Arsenal) – Often injury plagued, generally erratic, but when on form there aren’t many better players. Slight concern about his calf heading in to the Euro’s though…
Milan Baroš (Galatasaray) – Will want to go out in the best possible way. Still first choice even though goals have started to dry up. May be sacrificed if needs be however.
David Lafata (Jablonec) – Twenty five league goals this season in the Czech Rep. Deadly penalty area striker but chances likely to be limited.
Tomáš Necid (CSKA Moscow) – Just returning after a horrific knee injury. Not back at his best, but will trouble defences with his ability and offers a good ‘Plan B’ for the side.
Tomáš Pekhart (Nurnberg) – Produced a good season for Nurnberg but yet to replicate that form for the national team. Good all purpose striker.