The West Ham skipper has been given the backing of another onlooker.
And Lee feels Noble's ability to produce over a number of years means he deserves a cap more than Drinkwater.
Lee is quoted as telling 888 Sport by the Standard: "He’s been brilliant for ten years and I feel sorry for him.
"Leicester have had a great season and I’m a big fan of [Danny] Drinkwater but Mark Noble has been doing it for ten years so I think it's harsh on him. He needs a chance with England."
Statistically, the West Ham midfielder is far superior to plenty of the alternatives but it does seem as though Hodgson simply doesn't want to pick any West Ham players.
A case in point is Aaron Cresswell. Yes, Danny Rose has been impressive this season. But there is absolutely no excuse for Cresswell not even receiving a call-up yet so far this term...