With Roy Hodgson having now named his 24-man England squad for the upcoming friendlies with Germany and the Netherlands, there are three obvious talking points.
Top of the agenda is a deserved first call up for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who will be competing for a spot in central midfield alongside the likes of Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson. It is now 5/2 that Drinkwater retains his place in the squad this summer.
Second is the inclusion of Theo Walcott in attack, despite only starting three of Arsenal’s last 12 matches and having only netted three times in all competitions since before Christmas. Walcott is 1/2 to be included in the final Euro 2016 squad.
Hodgson has therefore turned down the chance to take a closer look at eight-goal Watford hitman Troy Deeney or in-form West Ham attacker Michail Antonio.
Point three is the general avoidance of any West Ham talent, despite the club sitting fifth in the Premier League, just two points adrift of the top four.
Captain Mark Noble has had a great season in midfield, while Aaron Cresswell is another pushing for an opportunity at left-back. It is 9/1 that any West Ham player makes the final England Euro 2016 squad.
The left-back position is as competitive as it has been for some time with England. Leighton Baines has also been left out of this friendly squad, while Luke Shaw is not out of the final Euro 2016 reckoning as he continues his recovery from a broken leg. Kieran Gibbs’ failure to oust Nacho Monreal from the Arsenal starting XI appears to have scuppered his chance.
Ryan Bertrand and Danny Rose have been given the chance to showcase their talents at left-back against Germany and the Netherlands, while the inclusions of Nathaniel Clyne and Kyle Walker down the other flank were expected.
And it is the Spurs pair Rose and Walker that are arguably under the most pressure to make an impact.
Rose is yet to debut for the England first team despite being picked for a squad before and has impressed at both ends of the field this season.
He has won over 75 per cent of his tackles, which is more than any other defender to have played over 1,000 minutes of action, and averages a chance created for a teammate in each game.
The issue for Walker isn’t so much the competition from recognised right-backs, but whether Hodgson will decide to select just one of he or Clyne and then rely on the versatility of others for back up.
Eric Dier, John Stones and Chris Smalling have all done a job in the position before and selecting only one recognised right-back will mean Hodgson can increase his options in other areas.
Should Walker or Rose perform badly if picked against Germany or the Netherlands, that could mean the end of their hopes of making the final Euro 2016 squad list.
Walker is currently 3/5 to make the squad, with Rose priced at 6/4.