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This week’s international break delivers another set of challenging fixtures for an England side always under scrutiny.

Ahead of England’s friendly with world champions Germany on Wednesday and their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania four days later.

England's best XI vs Germany according to statisticsDaily fantasy football game oulala.com have formed their very own England team based on Premier League statistics this season to reveal what Gareth Southgate’s starting XI would look like if players were judged on stats alone.

England's best XI vs Germany according to statisticsBurnley’s Tom Heaton might be a surprise inclusion between the posts, however, the 30-year-old has more recorded saves so far this season than any other Premier League custodian with 110.

Another Claret in the form of Michael Keane is at the heart of defence, alongside Chelsea’s Gary Cahill – who has made over 1,200 successful passes out of the back-third of the pitch. They are flanked by Kyle Walker at right-back and Ryan Bertrand on the left.

Eric Dier of Tottenham partners Liverpool’s Adam Lallana in the holding-midfield positions, with only injury keeping fellow Red Jordan Henderson out of the lineup. Dier has made 21 successful tackles in the campaign, while Lallana has registered seven goals and the same number of assists.

Raheem Sterling (statistically the Premier League’s best dribbler this season), Ross Barkley and the electric Dele Alli comprise the attacking-midfield trio, looking to feed the ball for Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe – who’s 14 goals see him replace the injured Harry Kane.

Do you agree with these selections?

Originally published at outside90.com

Post written by Oulala, Twitter: @OulalaGames
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