“Marcus Rashford instead of Jermain Defoe; Andros Townsend ahead of Theo Walcott; Jack Wilshere in, but no Mark Noble. So did Roy Hodgson get his provisional England Euro 2016 squad right? Opta statistics suggest an England squad based on data alone would have Watford’s Troy Deeney right in contention, with Bournemouth’s Steve Cook and Simon Francis competing to partner Manchester United’s Chris Smalling in the heart of defence. BBC Sport takes a look at the statistics around key England selection decisions.” BBC (Video)
Defoe v Rashford & Wilshere v Noble: Is Hodgson’s England Euro 2016 squad right?