World Cup Analysis: THREE England Players Who Shouldn’t Have Made The Squad

After Roy Hodgson named his World Cup squad, here are three players who made the squad, but who shouldn’t have – in my opinion.

1) Chris Smalling

Smalling has been a disaster this season, whether Manchester United fans are prepared to admit it. Deployed at right-back he is a calamity; often being found out of position, and when he is, he struggles to make up the ground.

He is stronger in the middle of defence, but after such a dismal season at United I wouldn’t have him anywhere near the squad.

2) Danny Welbeck

Welbeck is another one who doesn’t deserve his spot. The United forward isn’t one to score a lot of goals, but he doesn’t offer much else in terms of attacking intent. Played wide he is able to exploit defences with his pace, but when he has the ball he can do nothing with it.

This season he has played 25 league games for United this season and has scored nine, but for me that does not warrant a spot in the England side. I’d rather go a different route and offer Andy Carroll a place, as at least he offers us something different.

3) Frank Lampard

Lampard is too old and will struggle to fit into the side, I think. With Gerrard and Henderson likely to be the two starting in the central slots, I think Ross Barkley should be given his chance just behind the strikers. With Wilshere and Lallana also in the squad I don’t think there is a need for Lampard.