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This should be England’s starting XI… based on Dream Team points this season

In normal circumstances, we’d all be really looking forward to the European Championships in the summer.

24 teams across 12 cities in 12 different countries – with the semi-finals and final being played at Wembley.

It was going to be great!

Cool, even without the waistcoat

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Cool, even without the waistcoat

And there’s no doubt we’d be discussing who should and shouldn’t be in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming tournament.

Who’s the first-choice goalkeeper? Who’s playing in Harry Kane’s absence? Who partners Jordan Henderson in midfield?

That’s where we come in, as we’ve selected a pretty decent-looking XI using the current points totals on Dream Team…

GOALKEEPER

So who should be England’s first-choice goalkeeper?

Southgate seems pretty set on Jordan Pickford – the Three Lions’ starter at the World Cup two years ago – but the Everton keeper has had a fairly average run in the Premier League since then.

In fact our points stats show that Dean Henderson has been the best goalie to pick for your team this season with 92 points, leading England rivals Nick Pope (82 points) and Ben Foster (55 points).

Poor Pickford is way down the pecking order with just 46 points.

He’s a keeper

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He’s a keeper

DEFENCE

These days, Southgate seems to prefer playing with four at the back – as opposed to the three-man defence at the 2018 World Cup – so we’ve followed suit.

As the best defender on the game this season with 181 points, Harry Maguire is our big man at the back and he’s joined by little-known Sheffield United centre-back Chris Basham who, like Henderson, has enjoyed a great season under Chris Wilder.

On the flanks we’ve got Trent Alexander-Arnold – who’s been one of the best players in the Premier League this term – along with the tough-tackling Aaron Wan-Bissaka, although he’d probably have to make do with playing as a left-back.

Slabby

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Slabby

MIDFIELD

Jack Grealish or James Maddison? Why not both?

We’ve all got an opinion on who’s better out of these two exciting attacking midfielders; each having enjoyed a great season for their respective clubs at the moment.

Raheem Sterling joins them in our midfield, with the Man City winger boasting 187 points – making him the fifth-best player on the game.

The future

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The future

ATTACK

It’s been a hit and miss season for English strikers.

Harry Kane has been his usual goal-scoring self while Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford are each among the Premier League’s highest scorers, with Vardy even on course to win the Golden Boot.

But of course, all three of these players looked set to miss Euro 2020, with Kane and Rashford suffering season-ending injuries at the beginning of the year while Vardy’s England career ended in 2018 when he announced his retirement from international football.

Tammy Abraham, Danny Ings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are all waiting in the wings.

Goals galore

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Goals galore