19th January 2019



24th March 2018

England manager has just the game against Italy at Wembley on Tuesday to look at before he has to decide his squad for the World Cup. That decision will come in May and Southgate has said barring injury he knows who would get a call now.

Jordan Pickford was given the gloves but will be replaced by Jack Butland for the Italy game. Pickford had precious little to do against a disappointing Dutch team and England were worth more than the one nil win.

Southgate roatted hos front men in the second half, but win injured Harry Kane a certain starter if he is fit someone will miss out.

The right back slot is also interesting with Ashley Young taking over from Danny Rose in the second half. Young has re emerged after a four year gap from England duties and might fancy his chnaces of being in the starting 11 in Russia.

A win over Italy for which England are no bigger than 23/20. Given that the Italains are in a state of shock after failing to qualify for the finals, there is no btter time to take them on and England might be over priced based on previous history in the fixture - not the state of the teams. That price might shorten up.

The Three Lions remain 20/1 shots to win the World Cup with Germany 4/1 favourites and Brazil 9/2