HOW THE ENGLAND PLAYERS RATED

Check out my ratings for the england players in the 0-0 draw vs slovenia. Will anyone reach an 8/10?!

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joe hart: the answer is yes, although, it’s never good when your goalkeeper is the best player on the pitch but this is what happened here. hart was outstanding, his diving second-half save is almost certain to grab the headlines.

8/10

kyle walker: too often caught in possession. crossing generally poor.

5/10

danny rose: more effective than walker but not by much. offered little both on defence and attack.

6/10

john stones: still showing signs of worrying indecision. needs to concentrate.

5/10

gary cahill: england’s first choice centre-back is lucky to be in the squad at the moment. not what you expect from an experienced player. suspect at international level.

4/10

jordan henderson: surprise choice as captain, didn’t live up to expectations. poor performance.

5/10

eric dier: started poorly but got better in the second half.

6/10

dele alli: showed willingness to drop deep and then surge forward and create in the final third. was the best outfield player until the 62nd minute, which isn’t saying much.

7/10

jesse lindgard: uninspiring. are england so desperate for players nowadays that this is our best prospect?

5/10

theo walcott: walcott has been excellent for arsenal this season but he failed to deliver in an england shirt once again. not a confident display.

5/10

daniel sturridge: football365.com summed it up best: “when sturridge regularly shoots from distance, you know it is because he’s struggling to make an impact in the penalty area. shot from distance a lot.”

5/10

subs

andros townsend (for walcott, 62): england’s best outfield player, despite having only 28 minutes. surprise recall to the squad, which probably tells you where england are right now!

7/10

wayne rooney (for alli, 73): hit some nice passes. not much else.

5/10

marcus rashford (for sturridge 82): once again, used far too late.

agree or disagree? please comment below.

The Captain

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