Dele Alli - Tottenham Hotspur
Ryan Bertrand - Southampton
Jack Butland - Stoke City
Lewis Cook - AFC Bournemouth
Eric Dier - Tottenham Hotspur
Joe Gomez - Liverpool
Joe Hart - West Ham United (loan from Manchester City)
Jordan Henderson - Liverpool
Adam Lallana - Liverpool
Jesse Lingard - Manchester United
Jake Livermore - West Bromwich Albion
Harry Maguire - Leicester City
Alfie Mawson - Swansea City
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Liverpool
Jordan Pickford - Everton
Nick Pope - Burnley
Marcus Rashford - Manchester United
Danny Rose - Tottenham Hotspur
Raheem Sterling - Manchester City
John Stones - Manchester City
James Tarkowski - Burnley
Kieran Trippier - Tottenham Hotspur
Jamie Vardy - Leicester City
Kyle Walker - Manchester City
Danny Welbeck - Arsenal
Jack Wilshere - Arsenal
Ashley Young - Manchester United
This is most recent squad Gareth Southgate has selected. How would you proceed? Formation ?
GK - Pickford, would love to see Pope given a shot but from Burnely to World Cup in Russia, big ask.
LB - Young - Based on form, Rose still getting back to full fitness
RB - Walker - Trippier better from wide areas if we struggling to break down team's
CB - Stones - Improved under Pep and allows to play from back
CB - Cahill - If fit, otherwise Maguire
BW - Dier, better range of passing then Henderson
AM - Wilshere - Proven this season he still has the quality, however needs to shake off most recent setback.
DY - Alli - Given it's not been his best season, could always dive for a pen? KLI
LW - Rashford, pace and directness
CF - Kane - anyone else?
RW - Sterling - What a difference a change of manager can make.
Sadly the first 11 doesn't boast 10010231 Caps and there is a real lack of quality in midfield.
I'd expect us to get out of the groups. But not much more.. Always the optimist eh?