By Amir Mir
Martin Keown believes Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Dele Alli should start for England in their World Cup qualifier against Malta on Saturday.
The Tottenham quartet have been in impressive form this season, as they have helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side maintain their unbeaten record in the league this term after seven games.
Current interim England manager Gareth Southgate will be looking for his first win as boss against the international minnows, following the sacking of Sam Allardyce after just one game.
The clash at Wembley on Saturday kicks off against 5pm.
Former Arsenal defender Keown believes the England starting line-up should consist of four Spurs players, with captain Wayne Rooney seemingly playing in a midfield role.
When asked by a Daily Mail reader what his starting line-up against Malta would be, he replied: “Hart, Walker, Jagielka, Stones, Rose, Dier, Rooney, Alli, Walcott, Sturridge and Rashford.”
Full-backs Walker and Rose have helped the north London club record the tightest defence in the league during this campaign, with only three goals conceded in seven fixtures.
Additionally, defensive-midfielder Dier has played a part in that success, playing six league games this season, with attacking-midfielder Alli scoring two goals in his seven league appearances.
Spurs beat leaders Manchester City 2-0, before the international break to narrow Pep Guardiola’s lead at the top to one point, with Pochettino’s side registering 17 points and five wins.
The north London club travel to the Hawthorns after the international break to take on Tony Pulis’ West Brom.
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