However, some fans on social media have criticised the lack of a truly creative player in midfield, such as the aforementioned Wilshere, Ryan Sessegnon, Adam Lallana - who is on standby - and Jonjo Shelvey.
Waddle has joined in on the criticism, claiming that the team is laden with "similarly defensive-minded players" and lacks a "point of difference" in the centre of the park.
"For me it is lacking in creativity and imagination," the 57-year-old told BBC Sport.
"Raheem Sterling is going to be the one to run with the ball, Marcus Rashford will if he gets a game, but apart from that it is physical, strong, tall, grafting side that can pass the ball quite well.
"But every team needs a point of difference but there are so many similarly defensive-minded players."
Waddle earned 62 England caps between 1985 and 1991, and was in the squads for the 1986 World Cup, Euro 1988 and the 1990 World Cup.