Jack Wilshere (Arsenal, 30)
One of the most technically gifted midfielders England have produced in years, Jack Wilshere could develop into one of the world's best players. In 2022, Wilshere will be heading into the last few years of his career, and will have been at the core of England's midfield for many years. This could be his last World Cup.
Ross Barkley (Everton, 28)
Another similarly technical midfielder, Barkley would be two years younger than Wilshere, and at the peak of his career. Barkley could be a key player at the 2022 World Cup.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea, 30)
Shelvey has all the potential to develop into a great player. Perhaps currently lacking the decision-making skills and footballing intelligence at the moment, Shelvey has the time and attitude to grow into an international-quality midfielder.
Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea, 27)
Chalobah adds some steel to the England midfield. After flourishing while on loan at Watford last season, Chalobah could develop into England's Claude Makelele-style possession-keeping, pace-setting metronome.
Will Hughes (Derby, 27)
Hughes is one of England's top prospects. Valued at over £15m and being looked at by the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, Hughes has time to prove himself at the top level and could easily match the talent of Jack Wilshere.
Dan Crowley (Arsenal, 25)
A hot prospect coming through the Arsenal youth system, Crowley has all the ability to go far. Whether he makes an impact at this World Cup or not depends on his development within the Arsenal team.