Recent research carried out claims only 1 in 5 England players handed their debut in a World Cup year will play for their country again.
Worrying news, given Gareth Southgate handed out five debuts against Germany alone.
Overall there have been 11 debutants under Southgate in 2017. But how many will be seen in an England shirt again?
Michael Keane (4 caps)
A strange one.
Looks composed in an England shirt but moving from the stability of Burnley to Everton’s sinking ship has seen his Premier League reputation slip.
Whether he starts England’s first game at the World Cup will depend on an upturn in Everton’s form and a return to the commanding form that made him a £25million defender.
Nathan Redmond (1 cap)
The nearly man.
On paper Redmond has nearly everything you’d want from a winger. Pace? Tick. Trickery? Tick. The only thing missing is consistent end product.
A traffic jam of players in front of him- see Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Jesse Lingard- will make further England opportunities hard to come by.
James Ward-Prowse (1 cap)
There probably isn’t a better set-piece taker in England than Southampton’s Ward-Prowse.
Squint when he’s taking a free-kick and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching vintage David Beckham.
But other midfielders offer a better rounded game so, as with his team-mate Redmond, he’ll find it hard to break into the England team on a regular basis.
Kieran Trippier (3 caps)
After going through some barren spells England now have two quality right-backs to call upon, in Trippier and Kyle Walker.
What Trippier lacks in athleticism compared to Walker he makes up for with his ability to whip crosses in from the right.
Let battle commence.
Harry Maguire (2 caps)
A throwback footballer.
Doesn’t let the fact he’s built like a tank on steroids stop him from dancing forward from the back at every opportunity.
His insistence on playing out from the back, even when it’s not necessarily on, will endear him to Southgate and his plans for a three-man defence.
Harry Winks (1 cap)
A classic Mauricio Pochettino-backed rise to fame has seen Winks become central to England plans.
His ability to set tempo and pass through the lines will be vital to England’s midfield going forward, especially if he’s paired with the more defensive Eric Dier.
Wrap him up in cotton wool for the rest of the season.
Jack Cork (1 cap)
If Carlsberg made one-cap wonders they’d be Cork.
Plays for a mid-table side, comfortable Premier League career without being outstanding and surprised everyone when he was called up to the England squad.
Also holds the distinction of playing at every England age group from the Under-16s through to the seniors as well as picking up four caps for Great Britain.
Joe Gomez (1 cap)
Another who’ll benefit from England playing three at the back.
Gomez has everything in his locker to be a fine defender, although Liverpool continue to play him at right-back.
But that shouldn’t be the case going forward, given Dejan Lovren’s troubles this season.
Jordan Pickford (1 cap)
Joe Hart’s reign as England’s number one is under serious threat thanks to the emergence of Pickford.
He made multiple saves against Germany to stop England from losing the game.
Arguably now in the driving seat when it comes to taking the gloves in Russia.
Tammy Abraham (1 cap)
Let’s be honest. Abraham didn’t have the best of England debuts.
Nerves got the better of Abraham but if he continues to play as he has been at Swansea he’ll be given chances.
Tall and strong but reliant on technique, Abraham is learning with every Premier League appearance.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (1 cap)
One man who wasn’t lacking for confidence on his England debut was Loftus-Cheek.
Although he didn’t score he did get two nutmegs.
In our books that counts as four goals. Not bad for your first start.