Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
This season has seen great performances from English full backs. At left back, Ashley Cole keeps his place with some great performances for Chelsea.
His backup can be found in Everton’s Leighton Baines, who has also performed fantastically this season, including in an England shirt.
At right back, there has been far more competition. Glen Johnson has been typically stellar going forwards, and typically exposed in defense.
Micah Richards has been a force all season, rampaging up and down the right side of the field for Manchester City. However, he has not been tested defensively much due to the quality of the team around him.
Kyle Walker of Tottenham has played himself into contention as well, including a man of the match performance for England at Wembley.
However, only two right backs can travel and therefore it’s Johnson and Walker who get the nod, with Micah Richards extending his international exile until the next manager comes in.
Ashley Cole (Age: 30, Club: Chelsea, Caps: 93)
Glen Johnson (Age: 27, Club: Liverpool, Caps: 35)
Leighton Baines (Age: 26, Club: Everton, Caps: 6)
Kyle Walker (Age: 21, Club: Tottenham Hotspur, Caps: 2)