England manager Gareth Southgate has named his squad for the upcoming fixtures against Wales, Belgium and Denmark
The headline selections are Harvey Barnes, Dean Henderson, Bukayo Saka and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as they could all make their debuts.
Meanwhile, Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden miss out on being included after their ill-advised antics in Iceland.
A bumper 30-man group has been named as Southgate attempts to navigate the Wales friendly before England play the two UEFA Nations League matches.
But what should Southgate’s group have looked like if it was picked on form only?
Here, using WhoScored.com’s player ratings (out of 10), we’ve found out what the squad should have been if it was the usual 24-man selection.
*Players must have played at least two Premier League games this season
What England’s squad would look like, according to stats
GK: Karl Darlow (Newcastle) – 7.55
GK: Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United) – 6.65
GK: Jordan Pickford (Everton) – 6.55
Two right-backs, two left-backs, and four centre-backs
RB/RWB: Matty Cash (Aston Villa) – 7.73
RB/RWB: Reece James (Chelsea) – 7.65
LB/LWB: Solly March (Brighton) – 7.47
LB/LBW: Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – 6.83
CB: Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) – 8.15
CB: Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa) – 8.01
CB: Michael Keane (Everton) – 7.03
CB: Rob Holding (Arsenal) – 6.95
Two defensive midfielders, four central midfielders
CDM: Declan Rice (West Ham) – 7.31
CDM: Kalvin Phillips (Leeds) – 7.28
CM: Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 7.41
CM: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) – 6.84
CM: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) – 6.75
CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle) – 6.65
Three strikers, two left wingers, two right wingers
CF: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – 8.38
CF: Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 8.10
CF: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 7.94
LW: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – 7.82
LW: Harvey Barnes (Leicester) – 7.55
RW: Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) – 7.66
RW: Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – 7.56
How England should line up, according to this season’s stats
Title: Jude Bellingham and Arsenal defender picked, shock call-ups for Aston Villa and West Ham aces – How England’s squad should have looked, according to stats
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Published Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:18:16 +0000