Chris Sutton makes fantastic point about England's striking options for the World Cup


The debate surrounding England's World Cup squad is seriously intensifying.

With the Premier League season over, fans have turned their attention to the international scene and a lot of people are still unsure over quite a few of the places in Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad.

The likes of Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker are just some of the certainties, barring they avoid any injuries before Russia.

However, there are some players teetering on the edges of inclusion and heartbreak.

Jack Wilshere, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ryan Sessegnon are just some of the players that are fighting for a select few places.

Despite all the debate surrounding those players, pundit Chris Sutton has raised a very interesting point about the England setup ahead of Wednesday's announcement.

Speaking to the BBC, the former Blackburn striker says England "missed a trick" by missing out on one player; Wilfred Zaha.

Crystal Palace's talisman had the option to play for England, but was snubbed by the FA and opted for Ivory Coast.

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And Sutton believes on current form, Zaha would be a key man for England.


"I look at Danny Welbeck and I don't think he could lace Zaha's boots.

"I look at Lingard - a bit of a different player but Zaha has been scintillating this season and he would be in, I'm absolutely convinced he would be in which is where England have clearly missed a trick."

Strong words from Sutton, but it's hard to disagree.


Zaha's form of late has been nothing short of stunning, winning the Premier League Player of the Month for April.

The Ivorian international ended the season with nine goals in the league, with only Kane (30), Vardy (20) and Sterling (18) ahead of him of those who will make England's squad.

Glenn Murray may have notched 12 and Wayne Rooney got 10, but they have no chance of making it to Russia.

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