Oxlade-Chamberlain Axed As Hodgson Opts For Carroll

By on June 15, 2012

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to be dropped by Roy Hodgson tonight against Sweden, with Liverpool striker Andy Carroll set for a recall, according to Sky Sports News.

Chamberlain made his competitive debut for England in their Group D opener against France last Monday, playing around 70 minutes on the left wing as the Three Lions draw 1-1 with Les Bleus.

But despite putting in an assured display, the Oxe is set to be replaced with Andy Carroll as Hodgson looks to take advantage of Sweden’s suspect defence.

The Swedes lost their opener 2-1 to Ukraine with both Andriy Shevchenko goals coming from headers, which has lead to Hodgson reshuffling his side to accommodate the 6ft 3 inch Carroll.

The 23-year-old Anfield striker is likely to partner Danny Welbeck up front with Ashley Young returning to the left in a more traditional 4-4-2 formation. The rest of the team is expected to be unchanged.

What would your England team be? Get involved in the comments section.

5 Comments

  1. Greenoe

    June 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

    You are a right plank if you leave the Ox out for Carrol, but good luck anyway and come on you ENGLAND……….

  2. paul

    June 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I think carroll is gonna be the man for england so come on england

  3. jjmiles

    June 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Milner should be relegated to bench while ox plays frm d right and young on d left. Ox has a good dwell against oilson during blackburn and he is playin left back for sweeden. So expect him to drill him again

    • ox

      June 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      i conquar with you ox can play at right like he did during ac milan and he smashed defenders. give him a chance.

  4. Greenoe

    June 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Carrol is a reason for England to play long ball football and we dont want that shit after crouch, if we cant break the swedes down then yeh bring him on, but not from the start of a game we need to win. but saying that he will probably score a thunder cracker tonight and i for 1 hope so if thats what Roy starts with, but the OX should start as he is a going forward player and playing at the back is boring… ENJOY AND COME ON YOU ENGLISH WARRIORS…

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