If there were concerns that the severity of his injury and length of lay-off would have blighted him, think again. Rodriguez has actually come back faster, putting him in the very highest bracket of speedsters in the Premier League.
With a half Italian mother and English father you can imagine what the build up was like for the opening game in my parents' house! Born in England I am of course a Lion through and through and I come from a family of football and food lovers.
Andy Carroll's reputation has suffered since Euro 2012 because of his scarcely-mentioned £35m transfer to Liverpool. He will be forever labelled as an 'expensive flop' and be ridiculed by part-time football fans for a cheap laugh because he couldn't justify a ludicrous price tag that he never set himself.
International football is supposed to bring the best players from one country together in order to compete with the best of another. Logic dictates that the English players from the best teams in England (as there aren't any playing abroad) would be picked, but like many things in football, this isn't always the case.
Unfortunately, it's never been easier for an English player to get called up to the national squad. With the large amount of cheap, foreign imports being snapped up by Premier League clubs, Roy Hodgson has an astoundingly decreasing pool of talent at his disposal to pick from...
England striker Daniel Sturridge is a major doubt for their friendly with Germany. Sturridge was unable to complete a full
Jay Rodriguez's deserved England call up highlights Southampton's surge up the Premier League table under Mauricio Pochettino
Ashley Young, Gareth Bale and Luis Suárez have all come under the microscope for their diving over the last year due to a