With the way the season has gone so far, this was the perfect chance to reward the 25-year-old for his form at club level with a place in the Three Lions squad.
Dele Alli has been rewarded for his form. Danny Ings has been rewarded for 2-3 games of form.
Not only is the Southampton man ahead of Cresswell, however, but Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs is, too.
In the England boss's defence, he may well be thinking about the tournament itself, during which it appears Southampton's Bertrand will be his main choice. But, right now, with the Saints man having played just one game while Cresswell has shone most of the season, the snub is nothing short of insulting.
Another small note which probably isn't on Hodgson's mind but perhaps should be: the core of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad was, after all, a West Ham one. That tradition is being a little ignored - especially when Cresswell is such an obvious choice for the left-back slot now that Luke Shaw is injured.
Has the Hammers full-back offended someone in the England camp or something...?