He is joined by Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, who remains a key component of Roy Hodgson's squad even if his Old Trafford future is less certain, while in-form Daniel Sturridge is also selected.
In goal, Reading's Alex McCarthy is brought into the side for the first time in his career after impressing for the Royals, though is unlikely to feature ahead of Joe Hart and Ben Foster.
Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard will undergo shoulder surgery so misses the end-of-season friendlies, while Man United's Player of the Season Michael Carrick is included in the squad.
Fresh from signing a new Chelsea deal and breaking Bobby Tambling's goalscoring record, Frank Lampard is also picked, and he will be accompanied by Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott.
England squad: Foster, Hart, McCarthy; Baines, Cahill, Cole, Jagielka, Johnson, Jones, Lescott, Walker; Carrick, Cleverley, Lampard, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott; Carroll, Defoe, Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck.