England manager Gareth Southgate.England manager Gareth Southgate.
England manager Gareth Southgate.

The shock alternative England squad that includes Aston Villa and Newcastle men as well as TWO from Serie A

Tyrone Mings would miss out but Matt Targett and Ollie Watkins would both get the nod if we’re basing things purely off stats...

Gareth Southgate will announce his latest England squad on Tuesday afternoon as the Three Lions prepare for a quartet of Nations League fixtures next month.

Southgate’s men kick off their campaign when they visit Hungary on the first Saturday of June before facing a second away day against Germany three days later.

A first home game of the Nations League arrives on Saturday 11th June and then a hectic schedule is completed when Hungary at Wembley 72 hours later.

The usual suspects are expected to be named in Southgate’s squad with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Declan Rice, Phil Foden and Harry Kane all expected to be involved after impressing throughout the Premier League season.

Aston Villa capatain Tyrone Mings has been a regular in the England squad in recent years but his performances for the claret and blue this term have left the fanbase split.

With the form of other fringe centre-backs like Newcastle United defender Dan Burn and Burnley’s James Tarkowski, his place may well be in jeopardy.

Ollie Watkins however has seen his odds shortern dramatically to earn a spot in the 25 and if we’re basing solely on the statistics, he deserves it.

BirminghamWorld takes a look at a 25-man England squad based on rankings from the WhoScored website.