Adam Lallana continues to impress this season with his latest eye catching performance coming in yesterday’s 3-2 defeat away to Tottenham, where despite the setback for Southampton, Lallana again stood out.
As a result of all of these recent good performances, and his impressive showing as a substitute in the recent friendly against Denmark, Lallana is now a top price of 4/11 with Ladbrokes (£50.00 Free Bet available to new customers) to be included in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad for Brazil.
Lallana is now basically the shortest priced player outside of what is regarded as Roy Hodgson’s probable starting XI, Baines, Rooney, Hart, Cahill, etc, (and Ashley Cole who is a best price 1/5 with Bet365), which is a remarkable rise in stock for a player who was relatively unknown (outside of Southampton) at the start of this season.
Possible contenders for fringe places in the squad in Lallana’s position are Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley.
Chamberlain is currently a best price of 8/13 with William Hill, which looks a good price in my view, as Chamberlain could also have a chance of being selected as a wide man, as well as in a central position.
While after starting the season strongly, Barkley has found himself drifting (in the betting) over the last few months, probably down in part to him getting injured and the emergence in recent weeks of Lallana, Barkley is now a best price of 8/11 with Bet365 to make Hodgson’s squad.