England fans have been left baffled by Roy Hodgson's decision to include Everton's Ross Barkley in the Three Lions' squad.
Barkley was named in the England squad earlier today and it is a decision which has caused controversy, as the 21-year-old has struggled to find form this season.
The attacking midfielder has been one of the major disappointments for Everton in a season where a number of their key players have under-performed.
There appeared to be a number of other contenders which Hodgson could have picked for his squad, but the Three Lions' manager kept faith with Barkley.
It is an indication of just how highly Hodgson rates the Everton academy graduate, but there is a suggestion from most England fans that his call-up is underserved and it is a selection simply based on reputation.
England face fixtures against Lithuania and Italy at the end of the month and it seems that Barkley will have a point to prove during the two matches, if he does get the chance to play.
Here is the best reaction to Barkley's call-up on social media site Twitter from followers of the Three Lions.
Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend are called up by England. Despite them all having awful seasons (inc injuries) Hodgson is king!— Dominic O'Caollaí (@DomaldinhoGuach) March 19, 2015
Andros Townsend, Kyle Walker and Ross Barkley have had poor seasons...do England really have nothing better??? #England— David Mills (@DavidMills84) March 19, 2015
I think Shelvey or Cork should have got in ahead of Barkley. They are and Swansea are performing a lot better than Everton.— Steven Webster (@StevenDovahkiin) March 19, 2015
Berahino and Ings not in the England squad and Barkley is. We obviously don't look at form. We look at the 'name'.— Prince George (@Princegunner11) March 19, 2015
Bertrand, Stones, Young should all be in the England team! I'm an Everton fan and even I don't think Barkley should be in it! #bbcsportsday— Jamie Clucas (@Jamie_Clucas) March 19, 2015
Hodgson claims he picks squad on form yet John Stones has been excluded and Ross Barkley is in #JokeShop— Sha Nolan (@Sha_Nolan) March 19, 2015