Hodgson opts for Lallana and Rodriguez.
Southampton duo Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana are the surprise inclusions in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the friendlies against Chile and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 15 and 19 respectively.
The pair have been influential in Saints’ fine start to the season and both could win their first caps and stake a claim for a place on the plane to Brazil next summer.
Hodgson has also opted for three left backs, with Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole joined by Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs, while Glen Johnson returns after missing last month’s World Cup qualifiers through injury.
Rickie Lambert also keeps his place in the squad, meaning Southampton have three players represented, while Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere are all fit enough for inclusion.
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic/SCO), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole (both Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones, Chris Smalling (both Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley (both Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (capt), Jordan Henderson (both Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez (both Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United)