With England set to qualify for Euro 2016 this weekend, many wondered why Roy Hodgson didn’t decide to experiment a little for the clash with San Marino.
Instead, the Three Lions boss opted to spring for a full strength squad, though the announcement may have been lost amid all of the transfer deadline hubbub.
But thanks to WhoScored (via The
It’s quite an eye opener.
GK: Jack Butland
Butland has had to be patient to get a regular starting role at The Britannia, and now that he finally has it he’s taken it with both hands (no pun intended).
RB: Micah Richards
Richards’ career has stalled somewhat over the years, but he has been given a new lease of live at Villa, even though he now features as a centre-back.
CB: Chris Smalling
Smalling is another player that that has put the work in to rebuild his reputation this term, and according to WhoScored, his form is worthy of a place in the national team.
CB: Scott Dann
Part of Palace’s early surge up the table has been in part down to Dann’s colossus-like performances at the back. Could it be too late for him to be called up, or are his real best days behind him?
LB: Luke Shaw
Shaw has been starting to show exactly why United paid so much to bring him to the club. He’s in the squad anyway, so no real shocks there.