After grabbing 4 points from a 1-1 draw against Russia plus all three from their dramatic 2-1 victory over Wales, Hodgson is apparently planning left skipper Wayne Rooney, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Raheem Sterling warming the bench with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Jordan Henderson, Jack Wilshere, Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand taking the chance on their first starts of the finals to claim the top spot of the group for the Three Lions.
After emerging from the bench to score the goals for the exciting comeback against Wales last Thursday, Vardy and Sturridge deserve the opportunity to play upfront. The pair is also the much waited attacking combination to be seen by the England supporters; the same ones that jokingly started a crowd funding to bring Sterling back to the country.
But what it really surprised the people is the huge risk that Hodgson is taking when a victory against Slovakia is vital to secure the first place and the possibility to face big rivals like Spain or Germany in the last 16 round. England will need a victory to dodge those bullets straight in the knock-out stage where a second place in the group could lead them to a potential quarter-final clash against hosts France.
So, who are the guys that England will rely on for this important game?
Daniel Sturridge: The Liverpool striker scored 8 goals last season for Liverpool and made quite an impact scoring the winner for his country against Wales last week. In Brazil 2014, Sturridge played 260 minutes in three games scoring once against Italy in a game where he was Man of the Match. Jamie Vardy: One of the Premier League's Champions hero, Vardy scored 24 goals for Leicester and register a record after finding the net in 11 consecutive games. He is the fans favourite and everybody wants to see him playing alongside Sturridge in the starting line-up. Jordan Henderson: His strong passing apparently has won into Hodgson's mind at the time to pick his team against Slovakia. The Liverpool midfielder played also took part in Brazill 2014 after been briefly part of the England U21 team. Jack Wilshere: Maybe the biggest risk among this pack, the Arsenal midfielder has suffered multiple injuries during his career and now is seeking a fresh start to rebuild his status as a star. He just made it once in The Gunners starting XI this season. Nathaniel Clyne: A strong player for Liverpool that can be in charge of stopping the opposition attackers although his poor record winning air duels. Another member of the former U21 squad, he made 33 appearances in the last Premier League Season scoring one goal. Ryan Bertrand: Another worrying choice for the game today. With no particular strengths, Bertrand will be part of an inconsistency backline. The stats for the Southampton player don't help him at all and will be shocking for England and especially for Hodgson if he will accountable for any conceded goal.
Roy Hodgson has had enough time to think and prepare the France adventure and it sounds illogical to experiment when you are playing the tournament. Changing your lineup because a player picked an injury sounds fine but so many changes could end in confusion and disorder in the spine of the team.
When a chef presents a dish for his clients, the recipe has been reviewed a lot of times and during that process, the ingredients and the quantity to be added may change. Even you can try with a similar ingredient if you can find one of them but what you can't do is replacing so many things because you will end with a totally different result.
It is a big risk, the one that Roy Hodgson is taking and not few journalists and pundits are talking about it today but all you can do is waiting to see the results after the clash scheduled for tonight.
On the other hand, British food always has been in the eye of the storm but a bunch of new chefs and cooks have taken the challenge to raise new standards in this area and as it is in football, to be a gastronomy star requires studying, experimenting and a lot of work.
People like the ones we are talking about today work tirelessly to achieve all the possible success like footballers do and want when playing for club and country so here in World Foodball we present you some of the best chefs of England. Glynn Purnell: After work alongside Gordon Ramsay, Purnell has become Birmingham's star chef. Under his directions, the city's restaurant Jessica's gained a Michelin Star - the first establishment in Birmingham to ever do so. Tom Sellers: Kitchen autodidact from Nottingham that has wowed the critics, Still in his twenties, Sellers fearless approach has been also awarded a Michelin star in his restaurant Story. Angela Hartnett: MBE and a Gordon Ramsay protegé, Hartnett is alongside Jason Atherton and Marcus Wareing, one of the famous "big three" formed under the now the USA kitchen star. As the rest, her name is written between the English modern food legends.