MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 05: The Three Lion Crest on the New England Shirt during a Kit Launch at the Royal Exchange Theatre on February 5, 2007 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

National Pride: A Starting XI of the Premier League's Best Uncapped Englishmen

After every England national team squad gets announced, every Premier League club's fans will scour the list, searching for their own players' names in the biased adamance that they should be included. 


Of course, some of these claims are justified, as some excellent Englishmen have never been given the chance to don the Three Lions shirt and represent their country 


With that in mind, here's a starting XI of some of the most high profile English names who remain uncapped to this day...

1. Goalkeeper - Jordan Pickford

Premier League appearances: 35

Clean Sheets: 5


Surprisingly, the Sunderland academy graduate has never been capped at full international level, despite being called up into the squad on many occasions. 


The 23-year-old goalkeeper has had an impressive start to his professional career, pulling off a number of match winning saves for Sunderland last season and ultimately earning a £30m move to Everton following the Black Cats relegation. 


It speaks volumes that in a season where Jermain Defoe scored 15 goals for the Wearsiders, Pickford was voted the club's player of the season. 

2. Right Back - Adam Smith

Premier League appearances: 72

Goals: 3

Assists: 5

Clean Sheets: 14


The former Tottenham full back recorded a joint high five assists for a defender last season, sharing the impressive title with two other Englishmen Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. 


Smith has emerged as an impressive Premier League player for the Cherries since their promotion two seasons ago, and will hope to receive a call up in the near future, the only obstacle being the consistent form of the aforementioned pair. 

3. Centre Back - Scott Dann

Premier League appearances: 187

Goals: 14

Assists: 9

Clean Sheets: 39


The former Blackburn and Birmingham defender has earned a reputation as being a prolific goalscoring defender in recent years, even becoming the joint top scorer for Crystal Palace in the 2015/16 season with five goals to his name. 


His defensive abilities have come into question in recent years, but after some impressive years of consistency in the top flight, it comes as a surprise that the 30-year-old has never even been called into the squad. 

4. Centre Back - Harry Maguire

Premier League appearances: 36

Goals: 3

Assists: 3

Clean Sheets: 5


The 24-year-old earned a £17m move to Leicester in the summer following a breakthrough year last season for Hull. 


Maguire has started the season at the King Power in impressive form for the Foxes, scoring one and assisting one in four starts, whilst also contributing some solid defensive play, showcasing his diversity as a defender. 


The former Sheffield United man was in fact called into Gareth Southgate's latest England squad, but did not make it onto the pitch. 

5. Left Back - Charlie Daniels

Premier League appearances: 75

Goals: 8

Assists: 8

Clean Sheets: 17


A fantasy football favourite, Daniels has mirrored his teammate Adam Smith in supplying a constant threat down the Bournemouth flanks since their promotion two years ago. 


Another former Spurs full back, like Smith, Daniels is a capable defender who can attack, recently winning goal of the month for his thunderous strike against Manchester City. 


The likes of Ryan Bertrand and Danny Rose have kept the 31-year-old out of the international scene, but if he keeps up his form of the last few years, he will quite rightly be in the thinking of Gareth Southgate. 

6. Right Midfield - Michail Antonio

Premier League appearances: 58

Goals: 17

Assists: 6


Former Nottingham Forest flyer Michail Antonio began his West Ham career in and out of the first team picture, with many Hammers fans not knowing much about the 27-year-old. 


Since then, however, Antonio has established himself as a key player in claret and blue, proving to be a consistent goal threat and physical powerhouse. 


He was called into the squad at the back end of last season, only for an injury to rule out any chance of earning a maiden cap for the Three Lions. 

7. Centre Midfield - Jason Puncheon

Premier League appearances: 187

Goals: 24

Assists: 18


South London born and bred, Puncheon has somewhat settled in recent years having spent his early years as a much travelled journeyman of a footballer. 


A fairly decent spell at Southampton was curtailed by a return home to Crystal Palace, where he has earned the captains armband. 


Puncheon's spells on the south Coast and in south London may have merited at least a call up to the senior side, and such are his declining years, the England boat may be sailed. 

8. Centre Midfield - Mark Noble

Premier League appearances: 292

Goals: 33

Assists: 27


West Ham fans can't tell you enough times, Mark Noble deserves at least one England cap to his name. 


The 30-year-old has been an ever present in the Irons team since coming through the academy, and would have expected to make at least one senior international appearance in his many years as a Premier League player. 


Again, like Puncheon, at 30 years of age, Noble's chance at donning the white of England look over. 

9. Left Midfield -Demarai Gray

Premier League appearances: 46

Goals: 1

Assists: 4


A key feature in the England youth ranks, Gray can't be that far off a call up to the senior side. 


Since signing from Birmingham, the 21-year-old has struggled for first team football at the King Power, something that will need to change if he is to enter Gareth Southgate's thoughts. 


The winger remains a prodigious talent however, and can surely expect to see a few senior caps come his way in the near future. 

10. Centre Forward - Charlie Austin

Premier League appearances: 60

Goals: 26

Assists: 6


Charlie Austin has been one of the most well regarded poachers in the English game for many years. 


Prolific spells at Burnley and QPR put the 28-year-old's name on the back pages, and it was his time at the latter where he earned a call up to the senior squad. 


Unfortunately for the Southampton striker, he never made it onto the pitch, and he will need to get back into the Saints' starting XI to have any chance of regaining his place in the national set up. 

11. Centre Forward - Troy Deeney

Premier League appearances: 77

Goals: 23

Assists: 11


Troy Deeney (a.k.a Mr Watford) has been a potent goal getter for many years now, scoring exactly 100 goals for the Hornets in his 280 game spell at Vicarage Road. 


As a result of that form, the 29-year-old can feel hard done by that he has never really been in contention for a call up, let alone a first cap for the Three Lions. 


A constant theme of this list, the Watford fans favourite's declining years may mean he has seen his chance to represent his country come and go.