Roy Hodgson has named the team that he will be expecting to comfortably claim victory over San Marino this afternoon, and possibly secure qualification for Euro 2016 in the process.
Everton trio Phil Jagielka, John Stones, and Ross Barkley will all start the Group E clash in Serravalle, as does Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, despite the racism row that cast some doubt over his international future.
Meanwhile, Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been rewarded for his fine start to the season by being awarded his second cap nearly three years after his first appearance. Coincidentally, his first cap came in a 5-0 victory over today’s opponents.
Victory for the Three Lions will virtually guarantee a place in France next year. The hard-fought win in Slovenia guaranteed Hodgson’s side at least a place in the play-offs, and should Switzerland avoid defeat against the same opponent today, England will have secured qualification with three games to go.