The Three Lions maintained their 100% record, but changes are still needed.
England maintained their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualification on Thursday as they triumphed 5-0 over footballing minnows San Marino at Wembley Stadium.
However, a glut of goals was expected against a nation who’s entire population couldn’t even fill Wembley and changes are needed before the English take on Estonia on Sunday.
Here is how CaughtOffside thinks Roy Hodgson should lineup his side.
GK – Joe Hart
Some very witty fans on Twitter nominated the goalkeeper as Man of the Match against San Marino, but there is no doubting that the Manchester City stopper is the No.1 choice for the nation.
RB – Nathaniel Clyne
Finally got called up to the national team and then lost out on a place to Arsenal’s Calum Chambers – who was only promoted from the Under-21s because of an injury to John Stones – and the 19-year-old looked shaky, so Clyne should get his chance.
CB – Gary Cahill
Continues to be the most assured and experienced presence at the back, although who will partner the Chelsea star in the long-term is another matter.
CB – Phil Jagielka
Scored against San Marino and is still the best choice at centre-back despite the erratic behaviour of the Everton captain – although Chambers and Stones are close on his tail.
LB – Leighton Baines
Kieran Gibbs was given a chance on Thursday and whilst the 24-year-old did little wrong, Baines is a much better outlet at left-back if only for his set piece and crossing capabilities.