Ben Lyttleton discusses Roy Hodson’s penalty preparation, using STATS data on the penalty records of English players in the squad. Will England be ready if spot-kicks are required in the knockout stages of Euro 2016?
“The question for Hodgson, if he can bear to think about it, is which five players he should put forward to take spot-kicks if the situation demands it. He has attacking riches aplenty in his squad, but it’s unlikely that Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, and Daniel Sturridge will all be on the pitch at the same time come the end of extra-time. So how should he decide who should take spot-kicks?”