Glenn Hoddle picks England team, snubs Stones, Tottenham duo

England's John Stones

Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City stars feature in Hoddle’s team to face Russia.

England's John Stones

Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has suggested in The Daily Mail that Everton defender John Stones should not start for England against Russia this weekend.

England will take on Russia in their opening Euro 2016 game at Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Saturday evening.

Former Tottenham and Chelsea midfielder Hoddle has explained why Three Lions head coach Roy Hodgson should not include Everton centre-back Stones in the starting lineup.

“Stones was excellent against Australia and showed much more maturity,” Hoddle told The Daily Mail. “He didn’t put the ball at risk, was prepared to put his foot through it and still did three or four things that were outstanding and different.

“That said, against Russia I would start with Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill, but I feel we’re getting closer to the point when either two out of three works.”

Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker (L) and Danny Rose

Hoddle has also picked the England that he thinks should start against Russia.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, Liverpool duo Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, Tottenham stars Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney, Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy feature.

Hoddle’s England team against Russia: “(4-1-2-1-2) Hart; Clyne, Cahill, Smalling, Bertrand; Dier; Alli, Milner; Rooney; Kane, Vardy.”

Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action with Sevilla's Vitolo

Many England fans would agree with Hodde’s team, although there are two notable omissions.

Tottenham Hotspur full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were brilliant this past season, and perhaps they should be in the team.

Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne and Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand are good players, but Walker and Rose were arguably better during the 2015-16 campaign.

Chelsea's Bertrand Traore in action with Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel

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