Fabio Capello has left Frank Lampard on the bench, while Gary Cahill starts at the back alongside captain John Terry with the Three Lions needing just a point to qualify
With Chris Smalling injured, the Italian has put his faith in the Manchester United defender ahead of recognised full-backs Micah Richards and Kyle Walker as England search for the draw that will qualify them for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland next year.
Capello has also caused a surprise by partnering Scott Parker with Gareth Barry in the centre of midfield, with no place for Frank Lampard, whilst Darren Bent pairs Wayne Rooney up front having scored on his return to the Aston Villa team last week against Wigan Athletic.
Gary Cahill has been chosen to start in central defence alongside captain John Terry despite his Bolton Wanderers side being bottom of the Premier League, having shipped 21 goals in seven matches.
England starting XI: Hart; Jones, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Parker, Barry; Walcott, Rooney, Young; Bent
Subs: Carson, Jagielka, Baines, Lampard, Downing, Welbeck, Zamora
Montenegro starting XI: M. Božović; Zverović, Savić, Džudović, V. Božović; Peković, Kašćelan; Vukčević, Jovetić, Bećiraj; Vučinić
Subs: Blažić, Jovanović, Batak, Djalovic, Damjanović, Ćetković, Delibašić