Fans Vote On England's Best Starting XI, Trent Alexander-Arnold Heavily Featured
It's the 'million dollar question' that no-one can answer right now... what is England's best starting XI?
England kick-off their World Cup qualifiers tonight against minnows San Marino before facing Albania and Poland.
Other than two friendly matches in June, this is the final major meet-up for Gareth Southgate and Co ahead of the European Championships.
With attention turning to this summer's upcoming event, SPORTbible have asked our audience to pick the best starting XI.
What Is England's Best Starting XI? :flag_black::point_down:- SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 25, 2021
Here's a selection of some of the best replies which includes the likes of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Leicester City ace James Maddison, among others.
Henderson- TOTALNUFC (@TOTALNUFC1892) March 25, 2021
TAA Stones Maguire Shaw
Maddison Rice Foden
Rashford Kane Grealish
3-4-1-1- Pratt (@iammelonlorddd) March 25, 2021
433 fits in more of our best players. I personally think TAA quality wise is our best RB, but would happily have James, Trippier, Walker or AWB instead based on form.- Oliver Cook (@OGMCookie) March 25, 2021
*waits for inevitable replies of being told I know nothing because I haven't included their personal choices* pic.twitter.com/bStHzRrzaB
This would be mine. Start on the front foot and stay there pic.twitter.com/TJHpb1Abgo- StagJohno (@StagJohno) March 25, 2021
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In Southgate's formation/in my favoured 433 :) pic.twitter.com/QDz6DVNDxR- Coops (@Edcooper98) March 25, 2021
So, despite being left out of Southgate's latest squad, there were plenty of calls for Alexander-Arnold to start at right-back amid his slump in form.
Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice were the preferred central midfielders ahead of Jordan Henderson.
Jack Grealish and Phil Foden were also popular choices even though they have a combined eight international caps. But, of course, the two attack-minded stars are enjoying brilliant seasons for Aston Villa and Manchester City, respectively.
England supporters were also split between Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford as Harry Kane, unsurprisingly, featured in almost every team.
After this month's World Cup qualifiers, The Three Lions have two warm-up games against Austria and Romania scheduled before the showpiece tournament.
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