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Ashley Cole: 6.5/10
Cole has been surprisingly quiet this tournament, doing what he is expected to on defense, but not getting down the flank to support the attack as much as usual. With that said, he is likely just playing into the defense-first mentality and has been exceptional in that role.
Though he may have to become more dynamic as they get deeper into the tournament to support an attack that has looked anemic at times.
Jolean Lescott: 7/10
Becoming a first choice center-back after Gary Cahill went down with an injury, Lescott silenced any speculation 30 minutes into the first game with a great headed goal. Though he has not found the net again since, he has been excellent in his defensive duties and a major reason why England has only conceded one goal.
John Terry: 8/10
It seems like every time controversy rains down upon Terry, he takes it and turns it into excellent play. It is hard to argue that any other English player has been as important for England thus far. Though he may not wear the armband, he is certainly in charge of that defensive structure and keeping them as composed as ever.
Whether or not the ball did cross the line against Ukraine, Terry still got back and made enough of an effort to fool the official. It is the kind of play that has defined his career and made him an all-time great.
Glen Johnson: 7/10
Johnson’s inclusion in the squad was a controversial one to say the least. Many thought Micah Richards deserved the call instead. But now armed with the knowledge of hindsight, it looks like Hodgson was right to decide on Johnson.
Johnson’s biggest test came in the opening match as he was faced against Franck Ribery of France. Never once was he out matched or overpowered, solidifying his spot as a reliable right-back.