England team news: Roy Hodgson’s statistically best XI featuring a 4-3-1-2 formation

24 Mar

England are currently preparing to take on Germany and Holland – with both friendlies live on talkSPORT.

While the results carry little meaning, excitement is rising ahead of the 2016 European Championships, with supporters eager to get an idea of who is set to travel to France for the competition.

Roy Hodgson, the England manager, has called high-flying duo Danny Drinkwater and Danny Rose into his squad, with both excelling for their respective clubs in the Premier League.

But, based on stats, what is the Three Lions boss’ strongest line up? Would the pair above make it onto the starting teamsheet?

Here at talkSPORT, we’ve put together England’s statistically best XI, excluding those injured, courtesy of figures from EA Sports’ Player Performance Index – view the slideshow above to discover who has made the cut.

And, as a reminder, the full England squad to face Germany and Holland is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Fraser Forster, Joe Hart*

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Phil Jagielka, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam LallanaJames MilnerRaheem Sterling*

Forwards: Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck



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