Sam Allardyce will take charge of the England national for the first time on Sunday evening in a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, and the former West Ham and Sunderland manager is set to name four Tottenham players his first starting eleven.

According to The Guardian, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker will play in the full-back positions as they did in three of England’s four Euro 2016 outings.

Eric Dier keeps his place as the side’s holding midfielder, but Dele Alli will be dropped to the bench.

And despite a poor Euros, Allardyce has kept faith in Harry Kane as a lone striker. The Guardian suggests the starting eleven will look like this:

(4-2-3-1): Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose; Dier, Henderson; Sterling, Rooney, Lallana; Kane.

Dele Alli is the only Spurs player in the squad who will not start against Slovakia, but is likely to be introduced from the bench at some point.

What do you think of the line-up? Should Dele Alli be starting? If yes, who should he replace?



  1. Alli should be playing instead of Wayne Rooney who is so bad for team morale. Make Hart Captain in the interim until he too is replaced. (Soon I hope)

  2. Big mistake, Big Sam! Rooney should be on the bench, not Alli.
    Do not start your reign by stifling the young lions in the England team.
    Rooney should not start when all of our young players are fit!
    Disappointed in you Big Sam 🙁

  3. Rooney should be exiled to the Falklands or even better put in a test rocket to Mars. He’s a fucking menace to the England set up. Grrhhh


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