Just 34.9 per cent of the players in the Premier League are eligible for the national team, compared with 45 per cent in Germany's Bundesliga and Italy's Serie A, 58 per cent in France's Ligue 1 and 59 per cent in Spain's La Liga.
Little wonder therefore that only one member of the six-man shortlist announced today for the prestigious PFA Player of the Year award - Michael Carrick - is English, and that only two of the Young Player of the Year award nominees - Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere - are eligible for England.
In 1992-93, the first season of the Premier League, there were three English players nominated for each award, and of the remaining six, all but one were Welsh or Irish.
With a massive new television deal coming into force at the start of next season, it would seem the issue of English representation in the top flight is only going to get worse.
England manager Roy Hodgson outlined his concerns earlier this week, and Taylor is acutely aware of the same problem.
But he feels the answer must come through improvement in standards rather than artificial restrictions.
"You could incentivise clubs but that would be going down a difficult road," he said.
"The game has become a global village.
"Everyone knows every good player in every country. To try to isolate ourselves and cut ourselves off is not sustainable.
"If we only buy British goods, who else is going to buy ours?"
The PFA is fully behind the work now being undertaken at St George's Park aimed at improving the coaches who are responsible for developing the youngest players.
At Soccerex last week, the Football Association's new director of elite development Dan Ashworth admitted the whole process could take 15 years to bear fruit.
Taylor is not sure it will take quite that long given the obvious advantages English youngsters have over their continental counterparts.
"Our players are used to the culture, the climate, and the background," he said.
"Having played abroad myself, I know it is much more difficult.
"If you are a good English player and you love the game, you have a big advantage.
"Some players who have come from abroad may be hungrier, but that doesn't automatically mean they will be successful."
Yet, in an era where instant success is demanded and managers are getting an increasingly short amount of time to impose themselves on a club, the ability to invest in youth ahead of ready-made alternatives is not always apparent.
"If we are going to get a successful formula, the youth structure has to stay in place no matter who the manager is," said Taylor.
"That has become a little bit eroded.
"Why should a manager put his faith in youth when his job depends on results?
"At a club like Chelsea for instance, you have massive rotation of managers because there is such a demand for success.
"Others have realised they need to take a long-term view and bring through their own players, not just for economic reasons, but also team spirit and solidarity.
"Manchester United showed it could be done. I see no reason why it can't be done in the future as well."
And Taylor also feels, in an era awash with cash at the highest level, there will be no shortage of top-level players willing to enter the coaching ranks even though they have no financial need to to work.
"People ask why would top class players want to stay in the game when they are millionaires? The fact is they do because they love it," he said.
"They want to get qualified as coaches because they want to stay in the game.
"It is our job to produce the best coaches in the world.
"But it needs the strong liaison between schools, local clubs and county associations all the way through to international level.
"The game has never had as much money or the top-quality stadiums or facilities or potential coaches that are keen to get qualified.
"It is like a jigsaw where the pieces are not quite into shape. But they soon will.
"If we don't succeed somewhere along the line we will have missed a great opportunity."