Stan Collymore omits Everton's John Stones and Phil Jagielka from England line-up at Euro 2016

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Stan Collymore believes England should start Manchester United's Chris Smalling and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill ahead of Everton duo.

Stan Collymore has, on his Twitter account, suggested that Roy Hodgson shouldn't put Everton defenders John Stones and Phil Jagielka in his first-choice England XI at Euro 2016. 

Stones and Jagielka have developed a reputation as one of the finest centre-back pairings in the Premier League, but Collymore has favoured other options in his line-up.

He believes that Manchester United's Chris Smalling and Chelsea's Gary Cahill should be the first-choice pairing at the heart of the Three Lions defence.

The choice has proved to be a controversial one on social media site Twitter, with many suggesting that Stones and Jagielka should be included. 

Smalling has had an excellent season with United, and seems to be fulfilling the promise that he showed as a youngster, but Cahill has been well off the pace at times.

The experienced centre-back has struggled in Chelsea's backline throughout the campaign so far, and his poor form - along with that of many around him - has been a contributing factor to the awful run of results endured by Jose Mourinho's side. 

Stones and Jagielka, meanwhile, have developed a formidable partnership at Goodison Park over the past two seasons, where they have regularly been paired together by Roberto Martinez. 

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