England have confirmed their starting eleven for the clash against San Marino tonight.
Arsenal star Calum Chambers makes his first start for the national side, having been called up to the squad as a late replacement for Everton’s injured star John Stones.
Liverpool’s highly rated young talent Raheem Sterling (3/1 to score a brace with William Hill) also continues to occupy a central berth for Roy Hodgson’s side, having impressed considerably in that role for both his club and country and recent months.
Danny Welbeck (4/1 to score a hat trick against San Marino tonight with William Hill), who has settled in excellently for the Gunners, scoring three goals against Galatasaray in mid week in the Champions League, also plays. Welbeck was exceptional against Switzerland in Basel, scoring a brace for Hodgson’s Three Lions in the qualifying game.
England began their campaign on the right foot, scoring two and keeping a clean sheet against a side containing talents like Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri.
They will face a different challenge against San Marino tonight, who have a side containing very few professional players.
The line up is as follows:
England team: Hart, Gibbs, Jagielka, Cahill, Chambers, Henderson, Wilshere, Welbeck, Milner, Sterling, Rooney – via @Gem_Davies
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) October 9, 2014