World Cup England Squad – Midfield

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The England manager has picked his 30 man provisional squad and I will continue with picking my final squad and see whether my thinking matches Mr Capello.  With the Goal keepers and defenders picked in the previous weeks, now it is the turn for the players that help in defending and providing that killer pass to the strikers, the Midfielders.

Below is a list of English Midfield players that want the chance to represent their country at the biggest football tournament on the Planet:

Player Team Caps Goals
Theo Walcott Arsenal 9 3
Ashley Young Aston Villa 7 0
James Milner Aston Villa 6 0
Stewart Downing Aston Villa 23 0
David Dunn Blackburn Rovers 1 0
Frank Lampard Chelsea 77 20
Joe Cole Chelsea 53 10
Jack Rodwell Everton 0 0
Jimmy Bullard Hull City 0 0
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 78 16
Shaun Wright-Phillips Manchester City 30 6
Gareth Barry Manchester City 36 2
Adam Johnson Manchester City 0 0
Michael Carrick Manchester United 21 0
Owen Hargreaves Manchester United 42 0
Jamie O’Hara Portsmouth 0 0
Lee Cattermole Sunderland 0 0
Tom Huddlestone Tottenham Hotspur 1 0
Aaron Lennon Tottenham Hotspur 15 0
Jermaine Jenas Tottenham Hotspur 21 1
David Bentley Tottenham Hotspur 7 0
Scott Parker West Ham United 3 0

I will continue to pick my final squad of 23, with the England provisional squad announced, it make my decisions easier as if the player is not in the 30 man provisional squad he is unlikely going to be in the final 23.

Below is the list of midfielders in England provisional squad.

Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Scott Parker (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City).

So from this list of 12 I will pick 8 that I think will go South Africa.  I think the 4 that will start in Africa will be Aaron Lennon, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole.  The other four will be Adam Johnson, the surprise of the tournament according to me, James Milner, Michael Carrick and Theo Walcott.

With most of the squad picked next week I will look at the strikers who will fire England to World cup glory.  Let me know what you think of my and Mr Fabio Capello’s midfield selection?

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  • Ajay

    The 7 midfielders I would take are (the squad has 3 GK, 8 Defenders, 7 Midfielders, 5 Strikers).

    Carrick, Gerrard, Lampard, Walcott, A.Johnson, Parker, Milner. I would want Barry in there but he probably won’t be match fit in time.

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