Newcastle United continued their excellent run of form as they came from behind to defeat Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday, with Jonjo Shelvey very much at the heart of the success.
Both Mohamed Diame and Shelvey have been the real catalysts for their team, providing the tenacity and drive from the centre of the pitch to allow the likes of Matt Ritchie, Ayoze Perez and Dwight Gayle to all excel when going forward.
Shelvey, 26, who has been capped six times by England, has not received an international call-up for the Three Lions since 2015, when he enjoyed all but one of his senior international appearances. But, he has worked hard to get back to his best with the Magpies, helping them away from the relegation battle and into the top ten.
With competition for places in Gareth Southgate's squad growing so fierce - with a number of options in each position - the debate will only continue to increase as we near the end of the domestic season and, should Newcastle continue their strong finish and record a further giant slaying victory against the likes of Chelsea or Tottenham, Shelvey may be in with an outside shot of a place in the squad for Russia.
Following the 26-year-old's rise in form, some fans on Twitter were presented with a question as to whether or not the former Liverpool youngster is worthy of a late call-up for England and there was an overwhelmingly positive response in favour of such a suggestion.
Some fans dubbed him the best passer England have to offer, while others suggested that he should definitely be picked over the likes of Jake Livermore and Jack Cork, whom they believe have not matched Shelvey's level of performance.
Here is a round-up of some of the reaction:
If Livemore, Cork and Cook are getting caps then yes.— Dave Black (@cm9798) 15 April 2018
There’s no question about it... England’s best passer of the ball— callum davidson (@callumdavidso12) 15 April 2018
It shouldn't even be a debate. He is the most in form English centre midfielder. He has more ability than a few who are getting in right now. Those who say he shouldn't be are not watching him every week and are using the easy excuse regarding his discipline— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) 15 April 2018
Yes, he should. Will he? No.— Capacious (@wrexie13) 15 April 2018
Yes. Anyone who says no hasn't a spooby doo.— Paul Fiddes (@PaulFiddes2) 15 April 2018
He’s the only English midfielder who consistently tries to pass the ball forward. We’ll get nowhere with Henderson and Livermore playing 5 yard passes sideways and backward all game.— Lewis (@lewyakers) 16 April 2018
Not a better passer of the ball in the premier league, no question in my mind. With the likes of Vardy and Sterling playing, he would unlock many defences.— Ross Paton (@RossPaton12) 15 April 2018
Of course he should. Why should Livermore be rewarded for playing in the worst team in the League? Why should Lallana get in when he's started only ONE game for Liverpool this season and played only 215 minutes total? Smacks of the usual England bias.— David W. Duffy (@Olucaron) 15 April 2018
Offers something different to the other English midfielders. Been far more disciplined recently, bang in form, and his range of passing would release the likes of Kane, Sterling etc all the time. Definitely yes— Austin Scott (@Austin_14Scott) 15 April 2018
100 % much better passes of the ball then current cms— Gareth mccabe (@garethm91) 16 April 2018