Predicted England XI to play Peru - Shaw and Barkley to get chances

Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Southampton stars all feature.

England’s World Cup preparations begin this Friday with a friendly game against Peru at Wembley.

Roy Hodgson’s side will then face games against Ecuador and Honduras before their first group game of the tournament in Brazil against Italy.

Here’s the side Hodgson may go with this Friday.

GK – Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Hart is rightly England’s number one. Hodgson should want him to stay sharp ahead of the tournament which means giving him regular game time.

RB – Glen Johnson (Liverpool)

Johnson was in good form for Liverpool towards the back end of last season and he’s England’s primary right-back at the moment.

CB – Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

Cahill formed one of the best defensive partnerships in the Premier League with John Terry at Chelsea last season. He starts.

CB – Phil Jagielka (Everton)

Jagielka injects that little bit of experience into the team. It’s important he can develop a good relationship with Cahill before the tests get a little tougher.

LB – Luke Shaw (Southampton)

Leighton Baines is the current first choice at left-back but Hodgson may use this occasion to take another look at the Southampton midfielder.

RM – Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)

Pace is what Hodgson will want to see from the Liverpool man. Wembley is a big, wide, open pitch and Sterling needs to attack the full-back well as well as maintaining his solid counter attacking skills.

CM – Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

Lampard may just get the nod ahead of Steven Gerrard. Hodgson may be a little caution in the build up to the tournament with his captain.

CM – Ross Barkley (Everton)

Another youngster Hodgson could give a shot to. Barkley needs to have a complete and strong performance from the first minute to the last.

LM – Adam Lallana (Southampton)

Lallana is one of the most talked about players in English football at the moment. He may start on the left, but he can drive inside and attack when England get on top.

ST – Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

Sturridge was second to Luis Suarez in the Premier League last season, but scored more goals than any other English player.

ST – Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Hodgson knows exactly what he’ll get from Rooney, the forward this game is for fitness reasons.

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