5 Players who might not make England's World Cup Squad ( Part 2)
Picking a 23-man squad for the World Cup is a tricky thing to do for every national team manager and it is a tricky time period for players as well.
In addition to that, the England manager's job is arguably the most scrutinised job in world football and the former England U-21 manager, Gareth Southgate, faces a complicated situation given the number of options he has to choose from.
While having a lot of options to choose from is helpful, Southgate will have to narrow the number of players down to 23 for the World Cup in Russia.
The process of elimination of players to narrow the squad will leave a few players heartbroken.
The competition for places in every position will create a problem for the manager, who will have to sort out the squad, based on the players' club performances this season and the value they bring to the national team setup.
Here we take look at five players who might not make the England World squad.
#5 Danny Drinkwater
Former Manchester United and Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater secured a move to defending Premier League champions Chelsea earlier this season. However, the Englishman has found it hard to establish himself in the starting eleven.
It could be an issue for the player as Gareth Southgate has strongly urged the players to push for a starting berth at their respective clubs to be in strong contention for a place in the World Cup squad.
With Antonio Conte rotating his central midfield players in every game, still looking to find the best partnership in the middle of the park, Drinkwater could be left out of another major tournament squad.
With a strong second half of the season, the former Premier League winner with Leicester could push for a spot with some strong performances for the Blues. A robust central midfielder with great energy and determination in the middle of the park, Drinkwater will be eager to secure a place in the squad especially after missing out on Euro 2016.