The Manchester City midfielder has been a regular in Gareth Southgate’s squads since he took over, and was included in the 2018 World Cup squad in Russia, probably due to his versatility and experience.
However, Delph hasn’t been getting much of a game for his club, and after sitting out Sunday’s Manchester Derby at the Etihad, the 28-year-old has now made just three Premier League appearances this season.
Despite this, he’ll pull on the skipper’s armband for the friendly against the USA at Wembley, as Southgate confirmed earlier today, leaving plenty of fans more than a little miffed:
Fabian Delph being made captain for the England game against USA is an absolute joke. Embarrassing the country.
— Endee Football (@EndeeFootball) November 14, 2018
Why the fuck is Delph captaining our country tomorrow lool
— George (@G_SMYTHH) November 14, 2018
Nice of the FA to even up the Rooney getting a cheap cap scenario by offering Fabian Delph the captaincy.
— Steeley (@steeley_99) November 14, 2018
Delph captaining England? Fuck sake. Were theres positives… theres also negatives. Will he last longer than 50+ seconds
— Luke (@DATSOHEKUL) November 14, 2018
— Scott Francis (@ScottFrancis13) November 14, 2018
— Ashley Burgess (@cornedbeef1984) November 14, 2018
— 🧚🏻♀️ ℓιѕα єαяиѕнαω 🦄 (@lisa_jane23) November 14, 2018
Can someone explain why Delph is captain?
— Keiran (@Keiranhammond1) November 14, 2018
@England Why is Delph captain? The orange snake twat fuck doesn't deserve it. I hope his legs get snapped off and someone hits him in the face with them
— Dominic Cox (@Officialcoxy) November 14, 2018
The year is 2018 and England will have Delph and Rooney as captains in a game…. backwards
— Joe (@Joe_Pace96) November 14, 2018
,🤣🤣🤣🤣 Fabian Delph.🤣🤣🤣England captain🤣🤣🤣🤣😁
— Ian Kavanagh (@IanKavanagh20) November 14, 2018
Hate to think what the England side is tomorrow if Delph is captain!!! #ENG
— Ben Winfield (@BenWinny) November 14, 2018
Can’t believe Delph will be in the starting 11 nevermind captain, heads fully gone at this point
— George (@_GeorgeNFFC_) November 14, 2018
People crying about Rooney playing Fabian Delph is the fkin captain 🥴let that sink in kids 🙈
— lee dobson (@leedobbo23) November 14, 2018
Nah but seriously why the fuck is Delph even in the squad never mind captain 😆😆
— Dan (@DWilkinson_11) November 14, 2018
He might not be the greatest player in the world, but has Delph really done enough to be considered captain material for the England team?
What do you think?