Lingard was fucking shit in that World Cup. As was Alli and Henderson. The midfield were consistently outplayed by the opposition, after we went 1-0 against Croatia from a set piece, those three treated the ball like a hot potato.
Maddison recently returned from injury, Leicester fans seem to think he's been rubbish since, and he was pulled in the Spurs match on Sunday. Add to that his unfortunate behavior before that, maybe Gareth got this one right...
Think I read Brighton had the second best defence (after Chelsea) in 2021. I have no quibbles over White or Godfrey's inclusion, both had very good seasons and demonstrated far better adaptability to different positions, as well as playing in both 3 and 4 man backlines, compared to Konsa.
Remember the days when England could boast the best goalkeepers in the world. Now we have a bang-average (at best) undersized goalkeeper as our number 1, and two others from relegated clubs (two in succession for Ramsdale). The best among them has spent more than half of the season on the bench at ManUre.