Jack Butland 'reassured' over England place despite playing for Stoke in Championship

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After an exciting summer of World Cup action and a creditable narrow defeat to Spain in their opening UEFA Nations League game over the weekend, "dull global friendly" service resumed for Gareth Southgate's England as they took on Switzerland at the King Power Stadium.

Marcus Rashford got ahead of Alexander-Arnold with the eye on goal, but flashed his effort way off target on 26 minutes.

One fan did, however, not buy into the worldwide friendly hype.

So, take a look at the slideshow above to see which players we feel were fortunate to wear the three lions as one of England's elite.

Jack Butland's belief that England should keep playing out from the back remains unwavering, despite enduring some hairy moments in the unconvincing win against Switzerland.

Apparently, Gareth Southgate's men would have won the World Cup, if only Rashford were not stuck to the bench. "Harry falls in the category in which we have several players where we have to watch how much they play".

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Although Kane top-scored at the World Cup with six goals and has two from four games in the Premier League this season, there have been question marks over his overall levels of performance with some pundits suggesting that his drop in shot attempts per game highlights his fatigue.

"But actually, if I am Pep I have other players, senior players, who I have to get up to speed because they haven't had many match minutes".

If England lose against Switzerland, it will be the nation's longest ever run of losses.

Seeking to match England's shape, Petkovic set Switzerland out in a new 3-5-1-1 system, with Shaqiri playing as a central playmaker - as he had against Iceland, although in a 4-2-3-1 formation - behind lone striker Mario Gavranovic.

After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead. The slickness of their passing did not translate into goal chances, but after their rout of Iceland, the spring in their step augurs well for next month's testing trip to Belgium in the Nations League.

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