How the Three Lions could line up after Sturridge is ruled out.
The FA have confirmed that England manager Roy Hodgson has been dealt a significant blow, with star striker Daniel Sturridge ruled out of Monday evening’s European Championship qualifier against Switzerland in Basel, leading to a potential rethink for the Three Lions.
Sturridge was one of England’s most impressive performers in their turgid midweek win over Norway at Wembley, with captain Wayne Rooney struggling for involvement, meaning that Hodgson is likely to have had to rip up his plans after the Liverpool man was ruled out.
It could even lead to a change from Hodgson’s regular 4-4-2 system, based on Sturridge partnering Rooney in attack, with a switch back to a 4-2-3-1 system a potential option for England, who could line up like this:
Goalkeeper – Joe Hart
The Manchester City goalkeeper has firmly established himself as the England number one under Hodgson.