Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

Hodgson's Headache: Who Will Miss Out? Henderson? Lampard? Carrick?

So, it's World Cup year. The Premier League is filled with the extra inspiration for players that they have to catch the eye of their national team managers. For England, there have been quite a few names that have come out of the woodwork, and so Roy Hodgson has been given the cliched 'selection headache' that graces every England manager before a big competition. The main area where some of the most expected big names are in danger of facing …
World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

With the 2014 World Cup now glittering in the distance it is standard procedure for every football fan in England to select their own England squad. Their own formation. Their own route to glory. However, this time it seems slightly harder. England are not exactly blessed by world class squad depth, nor are they blessed with a world class starting XI. But, and this is a big but, the Three Lions are blessed with a potentially promising crop of young …
English Players That Could Have Made The Squad | Clyne, Delph, Morrison & Caulker

English Players That Could Have Made The Squad | Clyne, Delph, Morrison & Caulker

After the recent England call ups for in-form Southampton forwards Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez ahead of friendlies against Germany and Chile, I look at other players Roy Hodgson could have used the final International break of 2013 to look at with the World Cup on the horizon. Right Back - Nathaniel Clyne Despite there already being 3 Southampton players in the England squad, there should probably be another player traveling from the south coast with them. Nathaniel Clyne has …

"Put me in, Coach" | Grant Holt compared to England strikers via stats

Norwich striker Grant Holt recently made headlines, when he criticized England manager Roy Hodgson’s team selection. Holt, an uncapped 31 year old from Carlisle, was coming off a season in which he had helped Norwich finish a surprising 12th in the English Premier League, bagging an impressive 15 goals in the process. While many players are often unjustly left out, Holt was not afraid to verbalize his displeasure with Hodgson. "I gave up on that, said Holt. I think I'll …
England's Best XI | Part 4: Uncapped Players | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best XI | Part 4: Uncapped Players | Opta Stats Analysis

With England’s best XI already chosen (http://www.eplindex.com/14112/england-xi-part-3-strikers-opta-stats-analysis.html) we will now look at whether any of the players that haven’t been mentioned by the media for an England call up would make the starting XI. We have compared these players against the player that was chosen for the starting XI in the previous article. We have again given the player that comes out on top in each statistic 5 points, the player that comes second 3 points and the player that comes third …